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" IV/ien / SOU' seed that has been water cleaned, I am sure it is going 
to grow; but when it has not been water cleaned Jam pot sttre of it." 




SEED F^^^' 

HEM AN GLASS, R ^^ter, n. y. 

GOOD SEED is the foundation of SDCCESSFVl, GABDENING, 


t Press, Rocmestcr, n. 



For all orders for seeds amounting to $3.00 and over, whether a personal or a club order, 
the Premiums desc/ibed on pages 3 and 4 of this cover will be given. These Premiums 
will be given on orders for everything, the price of which is given in this Catalogue, except 
on Seed Potatoes, Implements and the Special Collections on page one of this Catalogue. 
For discount on Seed Potatoes see page 22. 
The Premiums will be given as follows : 

Any one sending an order for $3 00" or more may select as a Fremiu?n any book or books 
priced at 50 cents or less ; or either one of the Hand Weeders or Dibble as shown on page 4 
of this cover. 

Any one sending an order for $5.00 or more may select a book or books priced at $1.00 
or less. 

Any one sending an order for $8. 00 or more may select a book or books priced at $1.50 
or less. 

Any one sending an order for $10.00 or more may select a book or books priced at 
$2.00 or less. 

Any one sending an order for $15.00 or more may select a book or books priced at 
$2.50 or less ; or the Enterprize Meat Chopper No. 5, as shown on the 3d page of this cover. 

Any one sending an order for $20.00 or more may select a book or books priced at $3.00 
or less ; or the Enterprize Meat Chopper No. 10 ; or the Planet Jr. Fire Fly Wheel Hoe. 

For an order of $25.00 or more we will give as a Premium a Cambridge Lawn Mower 
either size, 12, 14 or 16-in. cut. We know these Lawn Mowers are ^fr.?/ r/i7^5, because we 
use them ourselves. 


For every dollar's worth of seeds in packets the person sending may select free 25 cents 
worth of other seeds in packets : That is ; 

Every one sending $1.00 for seeds in packets may select seeds in packets amounting 
to $1.25. 

Every one sending $1.50 for seeds in packets may select seeds amounting- to $1.88. 
Any one sending $2.00 for seeds in packets may select seeds amounting to $2.50. 
Any one sending $2.50 for seeds in packets may select seeds 'amounting to $3.13, and 
so on for any amount. But this applies to seeds in packets only. I 

iJ^^When comparing my prices with other Catalogues don't forget to allow for the \ 
liberal Premiums and Discount given on orders for my seeds. 

Market Gardeners who use large quantities of seeds will be given special prices on 

I^^Seeds by the packet, ounce, pound and quart will be sent by mail postage paid, or by 
express charges pre-paid. 

••• Collections of Seeds 

To induce everyone who receives this Catalogue to give my seeds a trial I have put up the following col- 
lections of seeds at prices so low that all can afford to send a trial order. The packets are all the regular 
size. We cannot sell seeds in any other way so cheaply, nor can we change the collections. They are 
put up ready for mailing, and to change them would require labor and add to the cost. We hope they will 
be very freely ordered. We feel confident of holding as regular customers all who will give our seeds a fair 
trial. We have customers who have been with us ever since we have been in the business. 

No. I.— 15 Packets Postpaid for 50 Cents. 



9. Water Melon, Ice-cream. 

10. Onion, Yellow Danvers. 

11. Parsnip, Hollow Crown. 

12. Peas, Little Gem. 

13. Radish, Long Scarlet. 

14. Squash, Summer Crookneck. 

15. Tomato, Dwarf Champion. 

is collection would cost by the single packet $i.oo. 

No. a. -A Complete Garden Outfit for ^i.oo. 

JO Packets by mail for $r,oo, embracing all of No. i, and the following choice varieties: 

Beans, Dwarf Golden Wax. 
Beets, New Eclipse. 
Cabbage, All Seasons. 
Carrots, Half Long Scarlet. 
Corn, Stowell's Evergreen. 
Cucumber, White Spine. 
Lettuce, Hanson Cabbage. 
Musk Melon, Glass' Prolific. 

Beans, Henderson's Bush Lima. 
Cabbage, Fottler's Brunswick. 
Celery, Golden Self-Blanching. 
Corn, Shakers' Early. 
Cucumber, Green Prolific. 
Onion. Red Globe. , 
Peas, The Advancer. 
Pepper, Sweet Bell. 

24. Pumpkin, The Sugar, for pies. 

25. Radish, Rose Olive-Shaped, 

26. Salsify, Mammoth Sandwich Island. 

27. Spinach, Long Standing. 
28 Squash, The Hubbard. 

29. Sunflower, Black Seeded. 

30. Turnip, Purple Top, Strap-Leaf. 

|[t^"This collection would cost by the single packet $2.00. 

No. 3— All of the Sweet Peas for 35 Cents. 

Sweet Peas are now all the fashion. Everybody sows them. For 2£ cents I will send by mail postpaid, one 
packet each of the Lottie Eckford, Blanche Ferry, Queen of England, and one ounce of Mixed varieties. 

No. 4.— 10 Packets Choice Flower Seeds for 25 Cents. 

Sweet Alyssum. 

Chrysanthemum, Annual 
Mignonette, Sweet. 
Nasturtium, Dwarf. 

6. Petunia, mixed. 

7. Pinks, Chinese. 

8. Portulaca, mixed. 

9. Phlox Drummondii. 
10. Sweet Peas, mixed. 

5!^"This collection would cost by the single packet, 55 cents. 

No. 5.— 15 Packets Choice Flower Seeds for 50 Cents. 

Including all of No. 4, and the following choice varieties : 

Poppy, The Shirly, elegant. 
Sweet Peas, Lottie Eckford. 

11. Asters, New Victoria. 14. 

12. Moonflower. 15. 

13. Pansy, The Butterfly, fancy. 

|^"This collection would cost by the single packet $1.10. 
Take NorrcE. — The above collections, Nos. i to 5, cannot be changed, but other varieties in packets 
may be added to them at 2^ per cent, discount, or i-^ off irom the regular prices in the Catalogue. 

No. 6.— Choice Seed Potatoes 35 Cents per Bagf. 

I have put up my best seed potatoes in cloth bags of four quarts each, all nicely packed in bran and correctly 
labeled. These bags, one or any number, will be sold for 25 cents each. All the varieties in this Catalogue, 
except the Early Six Weeks and the Maggie Murphy, are put up in these bags, and only one variety in a bag. 

To those who want only single pounds of the different varieties, I make the following offer : 

No. 7.-3 or 5 Pounds for 75 Cents. 

For 75 cents I will send by mail prepaid, I lb. each of any three varieties of your own selection ; or i lb. 
ea;h of any Jive varieties if sent at the expense of the f>erson sending the order. Each variety will be boxed and 
correctly labeled. 

I hope these libera! offers will induce very many to make trials of the new varieties of potatoes which they 
have not heretofore grown. [i] 


Things You Ought to Remember. 

That the prices in this Catalogue include the Postage and Express charges on all seeds by the 
packet, ounce, pound and quart, and that they will be sent to any part of the United States at the 
prices named, postage or express charges PREPAID. When the charges of carrying are paid by the person 
ordering them, 8 cents per found and cents per quart may be deducted from the prices named. When ordered 
by the peck, bushel or barrel, the freight or express charges must be paid by the purchaser. 

That my seeds are sold under three Guarantees. 

First — That all money sent to me for seeds shall reach me safely, when sent as directed below. 

That the seed ordered shall reach every customer in good order. If a package fails to reach a cus 
tomer, or a part of it is lost, I will refill the order for the amount lost without further charge. I assume all the 
risk of the money reaching me, and of the seeds reaching my customers — making the purchase of seeds as safe 
as it is possible for a business transaction to be. 

Third — That ray seeds shall be as represented, in so far as that I will refill the order in other seeds without 
charge, or refund the money paid for them, if they should prove otherwise than as represented. Under this guar- 
rantee I cannot afford to send out poor seed. But in no case do I guarantee the crop. A correspondent says: 
' ' The best seed that was ever grown will not give a large yield if it is put into an exhausted or a poorly prepared 
soil, or if for any reason it does not have a fair chance for germination and development." I do not, therefore, 
sell any seeds with any guarantee concerning the crop either express or implied. 


We do not send out seeds in commission boxes and take back the unsold seed. We cannot do this and 
keep our stock of seeds fresh and reliable. But we do allow a very liberal commission to parties who sell our 
seeds. We furnish sample packets of seeds, Catalogues and order sheets ; they take orders for our seeds and we 
fill the orders as fast as sent in, and give them a very liberal cash cotnmission for getting the orders. Terms 
made known on application. 


We make an actual test of all our seeds before sending out, not by the usual custom of sprouting seeds in 
damp cloths or cotton, but by sowing in the earth — the only reliable way of testing seeds. In some cases where 
our own stock of seed did not hold oat through the season and we have been obliged to buy a supply, we have 
thrown away the whole purchase, because they would not test satisfactorily. But we prefer to do this rather 
than send out seed of doubtful vitality. 


Money sent to me for seeds may be sent at my risk and expense when sent in any of the follow- 
ing ways : 

By Post-Office or Express Money Order, Draft on New York or in a Registered Letter. 

Post-office orders can be obtained at any money order office at the following rates : Orders for $5 or 
less, 5 cents ; over $5 to $10, 8 cents ; over $10 to $15, 10 cents ; over $15 to I30, 15 cents ; over $30 to $40, 20 
cents ; over $40 to $50, 25 cents. 

Sums of less than one dollar may be sent by Postal Note or in stamps, without registering the letter. 

If you send a check on your local bank please add 15 cents, the cost of collecting. 

If a customer sends more money than is enough to pay for the seeds ordered, the balance will be returned ; 
if less than enough, the order will be filled for as much as the money will pay for. 

B^^When sending an order, don't forget to sign your Name, Post-Office, County and State PLAINLY. 
Also give your nearest Express Office, and the name of the Express Company. I can send many of my seeds 
cheaper by express than by mail. Address, 


Box 27, Rochester, N. Y. 

Lakeview Seed Farm is on the Ridge Road, Aorth of the city, one-half mile west of Lake Avenue. 
The electric cars on Lake Avenue run to the Ridge Roadi 


Things You Ought to Know. 


/Pirst — They are grown from good stock. Every gardener of experience knows that for seeds to produce 
the best results, they must be grown from pure and high grade stock. Seeds grown from poor and mixed stocks 
can never give satisfaction to those who know what good vegetables should be. But good stocks for seed-growing 
cannot be secured without careful and repeated selections of the best types of the different varieties. This I 
have been doing for years, even before I grew seed for the public, when I had in view only the improvement of my 
own crops. In raising seed we never use the whole crop as grown, but only the best is used for growing seed. 
Though we may set out hundreds of bushels of onions for seed, every onion is hand-picked; every cabbage 
head for seed is carefully selected in the field where grown; only the best and purest types of beets are used for 
seed; and the same can be said of all my other seeds. The result is that my strains of onions, cabbages, beets, 
carrots, etc., are not excelled by any grown anywhere. 

But it costs more to raise such seeds than seeds that are grown from indifferent and poor stocks, for the same 
reason that it costs more to raise a thoroughbred animal than a scrub, -^.nd for the same reason that a thorough- 
bred is worth more than a scrub, seeds grown from selected stocks are worth more than cheap- grown seeds with 
which the market is often flooded. 

Second— Many of my seeds are water-cleaned. What I mean by this is explained below. 

T/iin/— My seeds are northern grown. The one thing that is of importance above almost anything else 
to market gardeners is, to get their products into the market ahead of their neighbors. It is the first cabbage, 
the first tomato, the first peas, and the first corn and potatoes that bring big prices and pay large profits. To 
secure these first crops gardeners must have seeds that will mature a crop quickly. The only seeds that will do 
this, are those that have been grown and matured in a short season. Like produces like. This is why northern 
grown seeds will produce earlier crops than seeds grown further South where the season of growth is longer. 
This holds good with nearly all kinds of seeds, and is one of the reasons why my seeds have given such general 
satisfaction to professional gardeners. 


We do not mean that all the seed we sell is water-cleaned; with some varieties that cannot be done. But 
we mean that not only are all our tomato and vine seeds water-cleaned, but that all the onion seed of our own 
growing, and part of our cabbage, carrot and other seeds are cleaned by washing in water. This is seldom done 
by seedsmen because it is both troublesome and expensive. After onion seed has been cleaned by the fanning- 
mill in the usual way, from 5 to 10 per cent, of light and half-filled seed will float and be lost in the process 
of washing. Then it must be thoroughly dried, which takes time and adds to the cost of the seed. But it is 
the only way to get rid of the light, half-filled seed, and secure seed that is sure to groiv. 

Mr. Chas. B. Vaughn, who used my onion seed a number of years, said of it : " When I sow seed that has 
been water-cleaned / ant sure it is going to grow, but when it has not been water- cleaned I am not sure of it." 


The first and one of the most important things to be done towards securing a good crop is to sow or plant our 
seed in such a manner, and at such a time, that it may have a reasonable chance to grow. Seeds must be sown 
shallow or deep, according to their size and ability to push up through the soil. Small seeds are very apt to be 
sown too deep. If small seeds, like celery, lettuce, etc., were sown as deep as onion and beet seed, very few 
would ever appear above the ground. Seasons differ; what would be safe in one season, might prove a failure 
in a season when the condition of the soil or of* the atmosphere were different. When the conditions are favorable 
I have had onion seed come up in eight days, but when too dry and hot, or too cold and wet, it will be in the 
ground thirty days before coming up. When it is dry and hot, cucumbers, melons and squashes may fail 
entirely, unless the soil is made firm over the seed (see " Firming the Soil " below), and there is danger that all 
vine seeds may rot if planted when the ground is cold and wet. 

Some seeds are hardy and can be sown as soon as the frost is out of the ground and is dry enough to work, 
while others are tender and will rot if put into the ground before it becomes warm. 

The following seeds may be safely sown early in the Spring, as soon as the ground becomes dry and settled, in 
ikis latitude, {^j deg.) during the month of April : 

Cabbage, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Parsnip, Peas, Spinach. 

Beet. Carrot, Celery, Onion, Parsley, Turnip, 

The following should not be sowti until the ground has become dry and warm. Tliermometcr in the shade 
averaging 60 deg.; in this latitude not before the middle of May: 

.Beans, Sweet Corn, Cucumber, Melon, Okra, Pumpkin, Squash. 

Lima Beans and Winter Squashes are especially liable to rot if planted before the ground has become dry 
and warm. 

Tomatoes, Peppers and Egg Plant should be started early in a hot-bed or in a box in the house. 
One of the moat essential and yet the most neglected thing in connection with seed sowing is 


over the seeds after sowing, if the soil is dry and warm. After sowing the seed, go over the rows, and with the 
ball of the foot press down every inch of the soil in the drill where the seed has been sown. Then with a rake 
lightly level off the rows and the operation is done. But this firming the soil must not be done unless the ground 
is dry and warm. When the soil is damp, and there is no danger of dry or heated air drying out the seed, there 
is n o necessity of treading it in. In such cases it is better not to do it. If a drought should follow after sowine 
the seed, and there is danger of the seed suffering from the dry, hot air, the firming may be done a week or morg 
after the seed has been sown. On my muck land I roll both before and after sowing. 



Complaint is often made about parsnip failing to come up well. It is not so much the fault of the seed as 
sowing in a light, loose soil which quickly dries out. Unless the ground is moist and wiN remain so until the seed 
has sprouted, the seed should be trodden in with the feet or rolled with a heavy roller. 


It is a waste of time and money to attempt to grow crops, either in the garden or on the farm, without manure 
and plenty of it. Every year I am more and more convinced that we do not use enough. If we would cultivate 
less acres and use more manure, we would have a larger surplus over expenses. A poor crop only pays expenses 
and oftentimes not that. It is only good crops that pay a profit. 

As to the kind of manure, use all the stable or barn-yard manure yon can make or get. Nothing is better or 
as good. Then use all the commercial fertilizers you can afford to buy, and you can afford more than you sup- 
pose. It is money well invested that will pay loo per cent, in six months, and the money paid out for manure and 
fertilizers frequently pays more than that. If you doubt it, try it. 


A. J. Downing, one of the best authorities in such matters, says : ■' If I were to preach a sermon on horti- 
culture, I should take as my text, ' Stii the Soil.' So essential is this considered by some gardeners that they 
insist that frequent stirring the soil will produce larger crops without manure, than poor cultivation with manure. 
While I am satisfied that nothing can take the place of manure, I am equally well satisfied that a soil frequently 
stirred will produce much better crops than the same soil that is only seldom cultivated. For some crops it is 
absolutely essential. I know a large and successful grower of cabbages who keeps his cultivator running through 
his crop two or three times a week, so long as he can get between the rows. Frequent stirring keeps the soil well 
open and porous, so that it admits the air freely and the loose surface acts as a muleh to keep the lower soil moist 
and cool. If you want big crops keep the surface soil loose and friable." 


Either in farming or gardening the proper drainage of the soil is of the first importance. Many a farmer 
goes on year after year, raising poor crops that pay him no profit, simply because the soil is not properly drained. 
I have in more than one instance been repaid the cost of draining a field by the increase in the first crop. 

Drainage Warms the Soil. — It is stated on good authority, that drainage raises the temperature of the 
soil 15 deg. This is an important item in the early Spring. A difference of 15 deg. in the temperature of the 
soil would save much early-planted seed from rotting, and much consequent replanting. 

Drainage Lengthens the Season for Work and for the Growing Crop. — This cannot be over- 
estimated in our northern climate and short Summers. A difference of two weeks will often prove the difference 
between success and failure of a crop. I have on my farm land that formerly was so wet that it seldom could be 
planted until June, but since being drained it is the first land that we work in the Spring — often during the month 
of April. 


One acre of land contains 160 square rods. 
" " " 4,840 square yards. 

" " " 43,560 square feet. 


It is difficult to give a fixed amount of seed that should in all cases be sown on an acre of ground. As a rule, 
new ground requires more seed than old ground that has become fine and well pulverized by years of cultivation. 
It is also a safe rule to sow rather too thick than otherwise, for in that case the crop can be thinned; but if too 
little seed is sown, it cannot be remedied. 

Beans, Dwarf, in hills lyi bushels 

Beans, Pole, in hills 10 to 12 quarts 

Beets, in drills 5 to 6 pounds 

Cabbage, in beds, to transplant 4 ounces 

Cabbage, in hills pound 

Carrots, in drills i >^ to 2 pounds 

Corn, in hills 8 to 10 quarts 

Corn, for soiling /4 to i bushel 

Cucumber, in hills 1% pounds 

Melon, Musk, in hills to 2 pounds 

Melon, Water, in Hills 3 to 4 pounds 

Onions, in drills 4 to 5 pounds 

Parsnips, in drills 4 to 6 pounds 

Peas, in drills 2 bushels 

Peas, broadcast 3 bushels 

Potatoes 8 to 12 bushels 

Radish, in drills 6 to 8 pounds 

Salsify, in drills 8 to 10 pounds 

Spinach, in drills 10 to 12 pounds 

Squash, bush varieties, in hills 3 to 4 pounds 

Squash, running varieties, in hills 2 to 3 pounds 

Tomato, in beds, to transplant 3 to 4 ounces 

Turnip, in drills to 2 pounds 

Turnip, broadcast 3 to 4 pounds 


Cabbage . . 


Cauliflower 2000 
Celery .... 4000 

Lbs. per bu. 

N. T. 111. 

Barley 48 48 

Beans 60 60 

Broom Corn .... 46 46 

Buckwheat 48 52 

Clover 60 60 

Corn, ear, dry 70 70 

Corn, shelled 56 56 

Corn, sweet, (by measure) 

Egg Plant. 1000 I Pepper.. . 1000 I 
Lettuce . . . 3000 | Tomato. . . 1500 | 


Lbs. per bu. 

N. Y. 111. 

Flax 55 56 

Grass, Kentucky blue. ... 14 14 

Grass, Orchard 14 14 

Grass, Millett 50 50 

Grass, Red Top 14 14 

Grass, Timothy 45 45 

Hemp 44 44 

Thyme. . , 


Rhubarb . , 



Peas, round, smooth 60 

Peas, wrinkled 56 

Potatoes 60 

Rye 56 

Sorgum 45 

Wheat 60 

Lbs. per bu 
N. Y. 





What Others Say of My Seeds. 

Your seeds were good ; am sure that a little extra for seed is a good outlay. I expect to get from lO to 15 
cents per bushel more for my Onions than ray neighbors. Mine were the firmest and best colored Onions raised 
here. I exhibited some Cabbage from your seed at the Hemlock Fair, weighing, trimmed, 15 pounds each, and 
took the premium. GEORGE WARDER, Livingston Co., N. Y. 

Your Tomato seed proved the best we ever had, and your Cabbage seed was the very best in the country. 

JOS. PEACHEY, Wichita, Kansas. 

The seeds I received of you last season gave perfect satisfaction. From the Carrot seed I raised the bes 
lot of Carrots I ever saw. F. L. REEVES, Wayne Co., N. Y. 

If you have the seed to supply the Onion growers of this section another year, you may depend upon a heavy 
order for seed from my neighborhood, for quite a number have expressed their dissatisfaction with the seed pur- 
chased this spring, and say they want water-cleaned seed after this. You may take my order for 50 pounds of Onion 
seed, expressly for my own use, and I think I will be able to double the order by the time the seed will be wanted 
for sowing. Yours, etc. CHAS. B. VAUGHN, Williamson, N. Y. 

I never knew what good seed was until I commenced dealing with you. In the two years past, the seed wc 
got of you has germinated and grown finely, and we have had the best garden we have ever had. 

M. SEAGER, Etna, N. Y. 

The seeds I have bought of you the past two or three years, have proved very satisfactory. I think they 
excel in two particulars : First, in vitality, producing strong and vigorous plants in abundance ; and second, in 
being true to name — two very important points. W. A. JACOBS, Port Byron, N. Y. 

I was so well pleased with the seeds I got of you last spring, that I am going to send to you for my seeds 
next spring, and some of my neighbors are going to send with me. JODIE TRIMBLE, Duffan, Texas. 

We were well pleased with the Onion seed you sent us last spring. We estimated the crop at from 600 to 
800 bushels, and call that a good crop from one and one-eighth acres. W. H. YOUNG, Batavia, N. Y. 

The Onion seed was first-class, also the James Vick potatoes ; they yielded first-rate. 

S. F. KINNEY, Darien, N. Y. 

I sent to you last year and was perfectly satisfied with your seed. I will say they were the best seed I ever 
sowed, and will strongly recommend them. B. H. GRIFFITHS, Stoddard, N. H. 

Your seeds have always given perfect satisfaction, and I cannot say too much in their favor. I think now 
I shall want 15 to 20 pounds of Onion seed next spring. The Carrots were extra fine ; in fact I think the best 
I ever saw. C. A. ST JOHN, Liv. Co., N. Y. 

Your seeds proved entirely satisfactory. I would make special mention of the Beets and Carrots, which were 
the best I ever raised. It was my first experience with the "Danvers," for a feeding crop, and it proved a 
success. M. BARROWS, Jefferson Co., N. Y. 

I sowed garden seed of your raising, three years ago, and I had the best garden I have had for the last thirty 
years. Mrs. S. B. TAYLOR, Richland Co., Wis. 

I gave you a small order last spring, and am glad to say they were put up in first-class order and proved 
first-quality seeds. H. A. BARTON, Pittsfield, Mass. 

The seed we got of you last spring gave the best of satisfaction. The season was very unfavorable, but our 
garden was very good — not a seed lost. G. H. AKINS, Ovid, N. Y. 

I have given your seeds a trial and find them to be all you claim for them, much better than B.'s and some 
others. CHAS. O. YOUNG, Eagle Bridge, N. Y. 

There is only one difficulty with your seeds ; they grow too thick ; they are sure every time ; the best I ever 
had. H. S. PIERCE, St. Johnsbury, Vt. 

You merit our order again this year, for we find your seeds all you claim for them: "Good Seed, Full Weight 
and Fair Price." Mrs. E. TOWNSEND, Genesee Co., N, Y. 

Having used your seed two years I find them just as represented. MANFORD STREETER, Wolcott, N.Y. 

Your seeds arrived in splendid shape and germinated well, and have done and are doing finely. Thanks for 
extras. I shall want more next spring. CHAS. CHILDS GILDERSLEEVE, Woodstock, Conn. 

We have had your seeds a number of years and all speak highly of them; large packages and sure to come up. 

S. O DAVIS, Windham Co., Vt. 

Your seeds have always proved so good, and just what they were recommended to be, that I can always 
recommend them in the highest terms, and want no others. E. K. CONVERSE, Carson City, Michigan. 

From the seed I got of you two years ago, I had the best garden I ever had. I have recommended your 
seeds to a good many. JOSEPH JACKSON, Fond Du Lac, Wis. 

Your seeds gave perfect satisfaction last year. They were the best I ever bought. 

A. D. BRADISH, Windsor, Vt. 

I was really much pleased with your seeds last year, I shall get all my seeds from you this year. I shall want 
quite a quantity in the Fall. G. C. JENNINGS, Jacksonville, Florida. 

\ our seeds this year are all vcrj- good, and we have had the finest beets we have ever grown. 

A. J. KLUG, Market Gardener. Buffalo, N. Y. 

I purchased seed of you in the Spring of '8g, and found them first-class. I took first premium on Yellow 
Danvers Onion and Danvers Carrot, grown from your seed. PARKER COOK, Delaware Co., N. Y. 

Send the seed the same as you sent before, as we found everything all right. Your seeds were the best I have 
ever sown. GEORGE BUSH, Jr., Lewis Co., N. Y. 

I raised a splendid crop of Onions last year from your seed, also a good crop of All Seasons Cabbage. 

L. F. SMITH Steuben Co.. N. Y. 





IN the following list I have given a brief description of the different varieties, noting their peculiar charcteristics , 
and also a few practical directions for their cultivation which I have learned in my experience as a gardener. 
, ^ I hope my patrons will find them useful and practical. 

^^IJ^Remember that the prices given in this catalogue include the Postage or Express charges on all 
seeds by the packet, ouniL\ pound and quart, and they will be sent to any part of the United States by mail or 
express, charges prepaid. 

If the person ordering prefers to pay the cost of carrying, he may deduct from the prices named 8 cents 
per pound on all seeds sold by the pound, and /j cents per quart on all seeds sold by the quart. 

'^WHalf pounds at pound rates, pints at quart rates, four quarts at peck rates, and half bushels at 
bushel rates. 

This is one of my principal garden crops, having over 
four acres in cultivation. The seed should be sown 
early'in the spring, in good, strong soil. Thin out the 
plants and keep free from weeds. The plants, if good 
care is taken, will be ready to set in a permanent bed 
the following spring. The ground for the permanent 
bed should be heavily manured and worked in deep. 
Make trenches feet apart with a plow or spade, 8 

inches deep, and set the plants in the bottom of the 
trenches, 20 inches apart, and cover the roots lightly 
with earth. When the plants are a foot or more high, 
hoe the earth into the trenches, filling them one-third 
full. Afterwards fill the trenches nearly full of rotted 
manure, or give liberal application of phosphate and 
cover with earth. When leveled off, the top of the 
roots or crown should be about six inches below the 
surface of the ground. Every spring give a heavy coat 
of manure and cultivate thoroughly. Cut lightly the 
first two years, after that keep the bed cut clean as long 
as you want Asparagus. When well established it can 
be cut for six weeks without injury. Let the brush or 
tops remain on the bed during the Winter to protect 
the roots. The falling seed can do no harm as the 
young plants from the seed always die out. 

Conover's Colossal — The old standard variety and 
largely grown. Pkt. 5c,; oz. lOc; % lb. 15c.; lb. 50c. 

Palmetto — Claimed to be earlier and larger than the 
colossal. We have both varieties growing in our beds 
and do not discover much difference. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 
IOC ; X 'b. 25c.; lb. 85c. 

Barr's Mammoth — A new large growing variety, 
originated by a prominent market gardener of Penur 
sylvania. It has attracted much attention in the 
Philadelphia markets. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. loc. ; X lb. 30c. ; 
lb $1.00. 

ROOTS— Conover's Colossal. 

I year old, per 100, by mail, prepaid $ 

I " " by express, not prepaid- 85 

I " per 1000, " " 5.00 




^^T/ie prices quoted by the </uart include P RE- 
PA YMENT of postage or express charges. If not 
ordered sent by viail. ij cents per quart may be 
deducted. Pints at quart rates, and four quarts at 
peck rates. 

A dry, rather light soil is the best for Beans, though 
they do well on any good garden land. For an early 
crop of garden beans plant quite early in a light, dry 
soil, and in a warm sheltered place. But for the gen- 
eral crop, beans should not be planted until all danger 
of frost is past and the ground has become warm. This 
is especially true of Lima Beans. Avoid planting beans 
in a cold wet soil, and do not hoe them when wet with 
dew or rain. 

Henderson's Bush Lima Bean — This is a genuine 
Lima Bean, and yet it is a bush bean, with no ten- 
dency to run. Earlier than the climbing Limas, 
and produces a continuous crop until frost. Possesses 
all the delicious qualities of the large Lima. My 
stock is direct from Mr. Henderson. I grew them 
last season and was both surprised and gratified with 
them. Per pkt. loc. ; qt. 50c. 

Burpee's Bush Lima — A bush Lima as large as the 
climbing beans. It is practically the large Lima in 
bush form, and possesses all the fine qualities of the 
well-known Lima, rightly named King of the Garden. 
Per pkt. 15c. 

Long Yellow Six Weeks — The earliest of the 
String Beans; hardy and prolific. It may be planted 
quite early as it will stand a light frost. Extra large 
pkt. IOC. ; qt. 40c. 

Early Red Valentine— One of the earliest of the 
String Beans; very productive; remains in the green 
state longer than most varieties; much used for pick- 
ling. Extra large pkt. loc. ; qt. 40c. 1 

Refugee, or Thousand to One — A very productive 1 
medium variety; young pods very tender and fine j 
flavor; used largely for pickling. Extra large pkt. 1 
IOC. ; qt. 40c. 

Black Wax or Butter — An old standard variety; 
quite early and productive; pods waxy yellow and 
very tender. One of the very best wax beans for 
family use, as the pods are more tender than some 
other varieties. Extra large pkt. loc. ; qt- 45c. Pk. 

Yosemite Mammoth Wax Bean — This is the 
largest of the Wax Beans. It is enormously produc- 
tive. The pods often attain a length of 8 to 10 
inches, and are nearly all solid pulp, the seeds being 
very small when the pods are fit for use. The pods 
are a rich golden color, and are absolutely stringless, 
cooking tender and delicious. Extra large pkt. 15c. ; 

qt. 75c. 

Grennell's Rust Proof Golden Wax — The Gol- 
den Wax Bean has for a number of years been the 
favorite bean with market gardeners. But it has one 
fault. In unfavorable weather it was inclined to rust. 
Grennell's Improved is claimed to be rust proof. 
We have grown it two years and have seen no rust 
upon the pods. The seed we offer we grew last 
season and is good stock. Extra large pkt. loc. ; qt. 
45c. Pk. $1.75. 

Ivory Pod Wax — Highly prized both as a snap bean 
and a winter shelled bean; very productive; pods long 
stringless, and of transparent ivory white; beans small 
and white. Extra large pkt. loc. ; qt. 45c, 



Wardwell's Early Kidney Wax — A valuable new 
Wax Bean, The vines are more robust than most 
wax beans and very productive, yielding a heavy crop 
of pure wax pods, which are large, smooth and string- 
less, and not inclined to rust, in fact I have seen no 
rust upon them. The beans are pure white and kid- 
ney shaped. One of the earliest, if not the very 
earliest of the wax beans. Extra large pkt. loc. ; 
qt. 45c. Pk. $1.80. 


Of all the Running Beans the Limas are the best. By 
using short poles, not over four feet, and pinching off 
the ends of the runners as often as they reach the top 
of the poles, they can be ripened in this latitude, 43 
deg., unless the season is very unfavorable. Plant as 
soon as the ground is dry and warm, generally about 
the middle of May; but do not be in too much of a 
hurry, for they are quite liable to rot unless the ground 
is warm enough to sprout them quickly. 1 always set 
the poles and make the hills around them before planting. 


Early Jersey Lima — 'A new variety, grown by the 
New Jersey market men. Similar to the Large Lima, 
but nearly two weeks earlier, which will make it espe- 
cially valuable for all who grow Lima beans for 
market. Gardeners who understand the value of an 
early crop will do well to plant this bean. Extra 
large pkt. loc; qt. 55c. Pk. $2.50. 

King of the Garden Lima — A very vigorous grower, 
with large pods, well filled. Sets its pods early and 
continues bearing until frost. Extra large pkt. loc. ; 
qt. 55c. Pk $2.50. 

Early Cluster Golden Wax — A new pole bean, 
early and very prolific. The pods are unusually large 
and long, 7 to 8 inches, growing in clusters, of a rich, 
golden color, stringless, delicate flavor and not ex- 
celled as a snap bean. Unlike most pole beans it is 
very productive, and seems to keep bearing till frost. 
Its .beautiful appearance and great productiveness 
must make it a profitable variety to grow for market, 
notwithstanding the extra labor of setting the poles. 
Extra large pkt. 15c.; qt. 60c. 

Horticultural or Speckled Cranberry — A round 
speckled bean, equally good as a snap or shelled bean; 
used both in the green and dry state. Extra large 
pkt, IOC. ; qt. 55c. 


11^°° T/ie crop of Beet seed the past season was smaller 
than usual, and the prices of some varieties are higher. 

Beets are grown in every garden and used in all stages 
of their growth. The soil should be rich, mellow and 
deep. They are among the first vegetables to be sown 
in the Spring. Sow the seed quite thickly in drills one 
foot apart and two inches deep. When the beets are 
beginning to form they can be.thinneiout ,^nd nse^ 
as " beef greens.". 

If a heavy rain should fall soon' after sowing th^seed 
^ and the surface, of the ground become, crusted ove^, 
\the ground must.,be raked' lightly with a . steel garden 
rake to hreak the crust xiver '.the s'eed. If , this is .qot 
done the young sprouts may hot be able to push up 
through the crust on the surface. From this cause 
seed sometimes fails to come up, and the sower thinks 
his seed -was bad^ when the trouble was not in the vital- 
ity of the seed, but in the 'experience of the sower. 

For the Mangel Wurzels jou can hardly have the 
ground too rich. They make a heavier growth than 
the table beets, and the rows should be sown at least 
two feet apart. When large quantities are sown it 
saves labor to sow the rows wide enough apart to use 
the horse and cultivator between them. Many growers 
prefer the Sugar Beet for stock. It is certainly a fine 
beet, and grows nearly as heavy crops as the Mangels. 

Beets are best kept through the Winter by burying 
them in pits, which should be dug about a foot deep 
and three feet wide, and long enough to hold the 
stock on hand. Scatter dry earth over them and then 
cover with straw and earth sufficient to keep them 
from freezing. 

Eclipse Beet — This new beet has taken the lead as 
the first early market beet. It is a bright blood 
turnip, as early as the Egyptian, better shape, larger 
and smoother. Top rather small, root tender and 
sweet. One of the best beets for market gardeners. 
Pkt. 5c.; oz. IOC ; % lb. 20c.; lb. 65c. 

Edmand's Early Blood Turnip — A close competitor 
of the Eclipse; oval, very regular in shape, dark red. 
Will be a favorite with market gardeners. Pkt. 5c. ; 
oz. IOC ; ''^ lb. 20c.; lb. 65c. 

Egyptian Blood Turnip — One of the earliest beets 
j in cultivation. Color, deep crimson; excellent qual 
! ity. Pkt. 5c., oz. IOC. ; X 1^. 20c; lb. 65c. 


Bastian's Extra Early Turnip — As early as the 
Egyptian ; larger and smoother. In appearance a 
blood beet, but streaked with white. A fine beet for 
market gardeners. ; oz.ioc ; lb.20c. ; lb.6oc. 

Extra Early Bassano — An old standard early beet. 
Very early but not a blood beet. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 
IOC ; X lb. 15c. ; lb. 50c. 

Dewing's Improved Early Turnip — Earlier than 
the Blood Turnip Beet; roots a good red, large, uni- 
form, smooth and hndsome. For all uses the best 
Turnip Beet ; largely grown for market. I have a 
superior stock of this seed grown from beets selected 
for their deep red color. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 10c. ; ^ lb. 
20c. ; lb. 60c. 

Early Blood Turnip — Not as early as the above, but 
of good quality, blood red, tender and a good keeper. 
Tops fine for '• greens. " Pkt. 5c.; 02. loc. ; }^-lh. 
15c. ; lb. 50c. ' ' 

Early Yellow Turnip — Good 
early beet, differing from the 
Blood Turnip only in color, 
which is a bright yellow: Pkt. 
5c.; 07.. ioc.; }{ lb. 20c.; lb. 

Long Smooth Blood Red — A 

good late variety for Fall and 
Winter use ; long, smooth, 
sweet and tender. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 
IOC ; j4 lb. 15c. ; lb. 50c. 
Swiss Chard, Silver Ribbed 
or Sea Kale Beet— Grown 
solely for its leaves. The mid- 
rib can be stewed and served as 
Asparagus, and other parts of 
the leaves used as Spinach. 
Pkt. 5c.; 02. IOC ; }4 lb. 20c; 
lb. 60c 


Vilmorin's Improved White 
Sugar — This variety contains 
16 per cent of sugar; yields 
moderately heavy crops; con- 
sidered the richest in sugar of any of the Sugar 
■' Beets. The best Sugar Beet for table use. Pkt. 5c. ; 
I oz. loc: ^{ lb. 20c; lb. 60c. 

French White Sugar, Red Top — Contains 10 to 
1-2 per cent of sugar, is the largest and most prolific 
of all the Sugar Beets, averaging on good ground 
- 20 tons per acre; grows slightly above ground; 
' ripens earlier than other varieties. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. loc. ; 
■ X lb. 15c.; lb 45c. 
:aile's Imperial Sugar — One of 
the best of the Sugar Beets; yields 
laj-ge crops and largely grown. 

t. sc.; oz. IOC. ; 'X lb. 15c.; 
b. 45c. 


olden Giant — A new Mangel of 
'^reat promise. It grows as large 
as the Long Red Mangel, and is 
a rich yellow in color and appar- 
ently one of the richest of the 
Mangels. It grows one-half above 
ground, is easily gathered and is 
enormously productive. Last sea- 
son it surpassed all my other Man- 
gels, being equal to the Mammoth 
Long Red in yield, and equal to 
the Orange Globe in richness or 
nutritive properties. Those who 
grow root crops for feeding should 
not fail to give this beet a trial. 
)4 lb. 20c.; lb. 55c. 


Carter's Mammoth Long Red— Is very large size 
and good quality; grown extensively. The old 
standard mammoth for feeding. Pkt. 5c.; oz. lOc; 
' lb. 15c.; lb. 45c. 

Carter's Improved Orange 
Globe— The best of all the 
Globe Mangels; will grow 
in all soils; rich, nutritious, 
and will keep very late. 
Pkt. sc.; oz. IOC. X 'b. 
15c; lb. 50c. 
Golden Tankard— In shape 
intermediate between the 
Long and Globe varieties; 
color yellow; nutritious and 
fine flavor. A favorite with 
many growers. Pkt. 5c.;oz. 
IOC. ; ^ lb. 15c.; lb. soc. 
Improved Yellow Ovid — 
In shape and growth like 

carter's orange 
globe mangel. 
best. Pkt. sc.; oz. loc. 

the Tankard, but consid- 
ered a heavier cropper; not 
so rich a color; among the 
X lb. 15c.; lb. 45c. 


Broccoli produces heads like 
the Cauliflower, but is more 
hardy. Cultivation same as 
Cauliflower except that the 
plants should not be grown or 
set too early, as it does the best 
in the cool weather of autumn. 
The cape varieties are the best 
suited to our climate. Sow the 
seed in the open ground about 
the middle of May, and transplant from the ist to the 
loth of July. 

Early Purple Cape — The most reliable to head and 
the best for our climate. Pkt. loc. ; oz. 40c. 


As easily grown as Cabbage, and excellent for greens. 
Pkt. 5c. oz. 20c. 


Cabbages are one of my specialties, -both as a market 
crop and for growing the seed. I raise no stump seed; 
only the best heads and of the best type are used for 
seed. My Early Summer, Winningstadt, Fottler's 
Brunswick and All Seasons, are of the very best strains, 
obtained by years of careful selection. There are none 
better and few as good. Many growers make the 
mistake of trying to grow a large cabbage on poor soil. 
If your soil is light or sandy try the Winningstadt. 
New land is preferable, and it is not safe to follow cab- 
bage with cabbage, otherwise "club root" will appear. 
I have found a clover sod one of the best fertilizers for 
cabbage. The most important thing next after plenty 
of manure, is the frequent stirring of the soil. It can- 
not be stirred too often. For this latitude, 43 degrees, I 
find that the best time to sow the seed of a late cabbage 
for a Fall or Winter crop is from the loth to the 20th 
of May, and set the plants from the 15th of June to the 
1st of July. Different sowings should be made so as to 
have the plants ready when the ground is in a suitable 
condition for setting. The early small growing varie- 
ties maybe set iS to 20 inches apart in the row. The 
later varieties should be set 2j^ to 3 feet apart. The 
seed can be sown broadcast, but I prefer to sow in rows 
one foot apart. An ounce of seed will produce about 
3,000 plants, but it is a safe rule to sow an ounce for 
every 2,000 plants wanted. 


I have been very successful with the late varieties by 
planting them about the first of June in hills where they 
are to grow. Make the hills a mere hoeful of earth, 
and then with the thumb and finger put three to five 
seeds in the hill. When large enough to transplant, the 
surplus plants are very handy to replace any hills that 
may have been destroyed by the black fly or cut worm. 
Late plants are quite liable to be destroyed by the cab- 
bage fly as soon as they appear above the ground. To 
prevent this, dust them over lightly, just as they are 
coming up, with fine air-slacked lime or soot. Do not 
delay this even for a day, for the delay may be fatal to 
the crop. It is best applied when the dew is on. For 
the green cabbage worm, so destructive in some locali- 
ties, I have found Pyrethrutn or Persian Insect Powder 
a perfect remedy, It is not poisonous and may be used 
with perfect safety. Sprinkle it on the worms with a 
small dredging box. I have used it quite extensively 
and always with success. 

What ray customers say about my Cabbage seed : 

We have used your Cabbage seed here for the past 
four or five years, and it has proved to be the best 
Cabbage seed we have ever had. Your Fottler's 
Brunswick and All Seasons are both equally good. 

South Greece, Dec. '93. H. C. DEMING. 

Last season I bought some of your Foitler' s Bruns- 
jvick Cabbage seed, and set the plants beside those 
raised from seed bought of two large seed houses, and 
the Cabbage from your seed was much the best. They 
were larger than either of the others. 

Monroe County, N. Y. HENRY KEEN. 

ll^^The following are the leading early Cabbages 
grown by market gardeners for the early market. 


The Early Jersey Wakefield — This is the earliest 
Cabbage with market gardeners in all parts of the 

i. .country. Heads conical and compact ; a general 
favorite, Pkt. loc. ; oz. 30c.; ^ lb. 80c.; lb. $2.75. 


Henderson's Early Summer — The earliest of the 
flat varieties; about ten days later than the Wake- 
field, but as it is larger, it soon supersedes it in the 
market. It is a good Cabbage to sow late, about the 
loth of June, to fill out the late crops where plants 
havefailed. Pkt. loc. ; OZ.25C. ; lb.75c.; lb. $2.50. 


Henderson's Succession Cabbage — This new Cab- 
bage is nearly as early as Henderson's Early Summer 
and somewhat larger. It forms a solid head and 

' very uniform. The past season I grew it with profit, 
as it came in between Henderson's Early Summer 
and All Seasons and proved to be a fine market 
Cabbage. Pkt. loc. ; oz. 30c.; }^ lb. 8oc. ; lb. $2.75. 
Jl^^The three following are the varieties chiefly 

grown for the late or fill market for shipping. 


All Seasons — This new cabbage has received very 
high commendation. It can be grown equally well 
for an early or late fall crop. Very reliable to head, 
and the heads are large and solid. The form and 
firmness of the head make it one of the best cabbages 
for wintering over. When wanted for a winter cab- 
bage the seed should not be sown in this latitude till 
about the first of June, and the plants set about the 
first of July. Pkt. loc. :cz. 25c.; % lb 75c. ; lb. I2.50 

fottler's BRUNSWICK. 

Fottler's Improved Brunswick— This is the most 
reliable to head of the Drumhead varieties, and a 
capital fall or winter cabbage. My strain of this 
celebrated cabbage is not excelled by any that is 
grown. Pkt. loc; oz. 25c.; ]{ lb. 65c.; lb. $2.25. 



Premium Flat Dutch— The best of the large flat 
Drumheads; short stem, heads large and very solid ■. 
somewhat later than Fottler's Brunswick, and should 
be set ten days or two weeks earlier; it must have a 
strong, rich soil to make solid heads. Pkt. loc. ; oz. 
25c.: lb. 65c.; lb. $2 25. 

Vandergaw — There has been quite a demand for this 
so-called new cabbage; but it is claimed by some 
seedsmen that it is the same as All Seasons. I made 
a comparative test the past season and could see no 
diflference between the two varieties. It is a good 
cabbage, just as good and no better than the All 
Seasons. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 25c.; 


The Early Winningstadt — Is among cabbages what 
the Baldwin is among the apples — always reliable. 
Heads conical, medium size, second early. For the 
table the very best. Very reliable to head. Will 
head on light soils where other kinds fail. It makes 
a good winter cabbage if the seed is not sown before 
the middle of lune. Pkt. loc. ; oz 20c.; }4 lb. 60c.; 
lb. $2.00. 

Burpee's Sure Head — This cabbage has received the 
highest testimonials. Where the season is not too 
short, it is very reliable to head, and grows a great 
weight of crop. It is worthy of trial. Pkt. loc. ; oz. 
25c.; '+ lb. 75c.: lb. ^ 

Henderson's Autumn King — Mr. Henderson says 
of this cabbage : "We believe this to be the finest 
strain of late cabbage e.xtant. It produces even heads 
of enormous size, and can be relied upon to produce 
a greater weight of crop per acre than any other late 
sort, from the fact of producing few outer leaves and 
going all to head." Pkt. loc. ; oz 30c.; l( lb. 80c ; 
lb. $3,00. 


Perfection Drumhead Savoy — ^An improved variety 
of the Savoy cabbages, which are considered the most 
delicate of cabbages, possessing somewhat the rich- 
ness of the cauliflower. Pkt. IOC. ; oz. 25c.: }4 lb. 
60c. ; lb, $2 25. 

Danish Round Winter — A new shipping Cabbage; 
heads globular, medium size and very solid; winters 
well. Pkt. IOC ; oz. 40c.: ^ lb. $1.25; lb. $4.00. 

Early Blood Red Erfurt — Early, heads rather small, 
but solid, one of the best Red Cabbages. Pkt. loc. ; 

oz. 25c.; X "3- 75c- ; lb- $2.50. 

Mammoth Red Rock — It is the largest of the Red 
Cabbages. The heads are of a deep red color inside 
as well as outside, and almost as hard and solid as a 
rock. Originated among the market gardeners of 
New York and is highly commended. Pkt. loc. ; 
oz. 40c.; X 'b. $1.25; lb. $4.00. 

For price of Cabbage plants see page 28. 


uarter and a half ounces at ounce rates. 

This is one of my principal market crops. During 
the past two years I have tested over thirty varieties of 
'Cauliflowers. Many of the varieties were almost worth- 
less, and it is useless to attempt to grow them with any 
profit. I offer only such varieties as I have found re- 
liable. Cauliflowers do the best on.low, moist land, as 
they require plenty of water. Very little can be done 
in heading Cauliflowers during the hot weather of the 
Summer. They do the best during the cool weather of 
the late autumn. They delight in a rich soil. The 
cultivation is the same as for Cabbages 

For an early crop the plants must be raised under 
glass. For a late crop sow the seed and transplant the 
same as Winter Cabbage. I set the plants from the 
20th of June to the 4th of July. To protect the young 
plants in the seed bed from the black fly, dust them 
over lightly just as they are coming up, with fine air- 
slacked lime or soot, as recommended for Cabbages. 
As soon as the heads of the Cauliflower begin to form, 
cover them with a loose leaf, or tie a few leaves over 
the head to protect them from the sun; otherwise they 
will turn a brown color, which spoils their appearance. 


Henderson's Early Snowball— My seed of this 
variety is the /rue Snowball, and not any of the 
cheap imitations of this celebrated Cauliflower. I 
have grown it for years; and have always found it 
reliable to head. It never fails; almost every plant 
will produce a solid heac ; growth upright, and can 
be set 3x1^ feet. It has the additional merit of pro- 
tecting, by its inner leaves, the head from the sun. 
which few Cauliflowers do. Pkt. 35c.; oz. $3.50. 

Extra Early Dwarf Erfurt — The very best of the 
Erfurt class of Cauliflowers. Comes the nearest to 
the genuine Snowball of any variety I know. The 
growth is upright, leaves small and is very reliable 
to head. A valuable Cauliflower. Pkt. 30c. ; oz. $3.00. 

Extra Early Paris— One of the earliest of all Cauli- 
flowers; short stem, heads white and tender. Pkt. 
IOC. ; oz. 80c. 

Lenormand's Short Stem— A medium early variety, 
Heads good size and well formed. Pkt. loc. ; oz. 90c. 

Large Late Algiers — This is very large and the 
best of all the late Cauliflowers. It should be set 
3x3 feet. It makes the largest head of any Cauli- 
flower I have grown, though they are not quite so 
white or solid as the Snowballs or Erfurts, but many 
prefer them on account of their large size. Sow the 
seed quite early in the open ground and set the plants 
by June 20th, and you may expect fine Cauliflowers 
by the middle of September. Pkt. loc. ; oz. 90c. 

For price of Cauliflower plants see page 28. 


Carrots require a deep rich soil. I grow them very 
successfully on muck land ; and have grown over goo 
bushels to the acre. I consider them excellent for 
horses, when kept on dry feed. Sow about the middle 
of May, in drills eighteen inches apart, and thin to 
three inches in the rows. Keep free from weeds, and 
the tops will soon shade the ground, and further weed- 
ing will be unnecessary. 

The White Belgian will give the largest crops, but is 
not so nutritious as the Orange Carrots. As it grows 
partly above ground, it is easier to harvest 


The Danvers Orange — I regard the Danvers Carrot 
as great an improvement on the Long Orange as the 
Danvers Onion is on the common yellow. It gives 
greater bulk with less length of root, and being 
shorter it is easier to dig. My seed is the genuine 
Danvers. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. : X 't)- 25c.; lb. 85c. 

Long Orange— This is an old standard 
variety and largely grown. Pkt. 5c.; 
oz. loc; ]^ lb. 25c.; lb. 80C. 

Half Long Scarlet, Stump-Rooted 
Nates— A stump-rooted Orange Car- 
rot, intermediate between the Long 
Orange and the French Short Horn. 
Pkt. sc.; oz. IOC. ; % 'b. 25c.; lb. 90c. 

Chantenay Stump-Rooted — A new 
half-long stump-rooted carrot, very uni- 
form in shape. As a bunching carrot 
it cannot be excelled. Popular with 
gardeners. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc; % lb. 
25c.; lb. 90c. 

Guerande, or Oxheart— This variety, 
though not a long carrot, will produce 
large crops, the diameter often being as 
great as the length. Bright orange and 
fine grained. This carrot, by reason of 
its shortness, would be especially valua- chantenay. 
ble to raise on heavy land, where it is much labor to 
dig them. Pkt. 5c.; oz, loc; % lb. 30c.; lb. $i.og. 


Giant White Belgian, Green Top— Grows one 
third above ground; lower part of root white, that 
above ground green; a heavy cropper; grown exclu- 
sively for feeding stock. Pkt. 5c,; oz. loc. ; X 'b. 
20C. ; lb, 65c. 



The culture of Celery is very simple when properly 
managed. Many beginners in Celery growing fail to 
sprout the seed because they do not observe the neces- 
sary conditions. Celery seed is very small, and care 
should be taken to cover the seed very lightly and give 
partial shade to keep the surface of the soil moist till the 
seed is sprouted, when the shade must be removed to 
prevent the young plants from running up spindling. 
When the plants are three inches high, transplant them 
into a bed prepared for the purpose, three inches apart. 
Shear off the tops of the plants to make them grow 
stocky. If the plants do not stand too thick in the row 
they may be sheared off where they stand and save the 
labor of transplanting. Transplant into the field the 
sjirface 0/ the gjound. ^ye, or sixmcha apart, in rows 
three feet apart for the dwarf varieties, and four to five 
feet for the large varieties. 

Trirh both tops and roots when transplanting. Be 
careful to press the soil firmly about the roots, pressing 
the soil each side of the plants with the feet. Nothing 
further is needed for four or five weeks but to keep the 
plants free from weeds They should be partially 
banked up and the earth drawn close around the plants 
with the hands, being careful to keep the earth out of 
the heart of the plant This is called "handling." It 
should not be done when the plants are wet. The 
blanching must be done by banking up to the top of the 
eaves with a spade. This should be done about three 



weeks before it is wanted. The easiest way to blanch 
the self-blanching sorts is to set up a board ten or twelve 
inches wide on each side of the row, bringing them 
nearly together at the top and holding them in place by 
a clamp made of hoop iron or heavy wire. It will blanch 
in four to eight days, according to the weather. 

That intended for Winter use need not be banked up, , 
as the Celery will be blanched in the trench when j 
stored away for the Winter. To keep over Winter, 
select a Iry place and dig trenches one foot wide and 
as deep as the Celery is tall; stand the Celery in the 
trenches with the dirt adhering to the roots, so that the 
tops of the leaves will come even with the surface of the 
ground. There should be two or three inches of loose 
earth in the bottom of the trench so that the roots can 
start. It is the formation of the small white rootlets 
that causes the Celery to blanch. Caution should there- 
fore be taken that the roots are not injured by too much 
drying or by frost when taking up and transferring to 
the trenches. The trenches need not be covered till 
there is danger of a sharp frost. Then cover with 
boards and any light litter, and as the weather grows 
colder put on enough earth to prevent freezing. As a 
rule there is more danger of the Celery rotting for want 
of air than of freezing. 

For additional directions for growing Celery see 
"Celery Culture," written by a grower at Kalamazoo, 
Mich. Price 25 cents by mail, or given free on orders 
for seeds. (See pages one and two of the cover of this 
Catalogue^ I 


Henderson's White Plume — A new variety, does 
not require blanching by the old process. By simply 
tying up the stalks and bringing up the dirt with a 
hoe the blanching will be done complete. Pkt. 15c.; 
oz. 30c.; i lb. 85c.; lb. $3.00. 

Giant Paschal — A selection from the popular Golden 
Self-Blanching. Grows larger, with bread stalks 
which are unusually crisp, tender and stringless. Will 
keep later than the Self-Blanching. Pkt. loc. ;oz. 
25c ; \ lb. 75c. ; lb. $2.50. 

New Rose — The best of the red Celeries, which are 
becoming more popular, and justly so, for they are 
more hardy than the white varieties and winter better. 
They are also the finest flavored. Let those who are 
lovers of fine celery give this a trial. Pkt. 15c.; oz. 
30c. ; i lb. 85c. ; lb. S3. 00. 

Dwarf Kalamazoo, Broad Ribbed — The celebrated 
Kalamazoo Celery that is grown so extensively and 
shipped all over the country. Pkt. loc. ; oz. 25c.; 
i lb. 75c.; lb. I2.50. 


Golden Dwarf Self-Blanching Celery — This new 
Celery is considered by most growers a better Celery 
than the White Plume. It is dwarf in growth, a rich 
golden yellow; tender, crisp, solid and a rich nutty 
flavor. It will be a favorite for those who grow Celery 
for their own use. It is now grown more than any 
other variety by market gardeners for the Fall market. 
This variety for Fall and the Golden Heart for 
Winter are now the two standard Celeries for market 
gardeners. It is readily blanched by putting boards 
one foot wide each side of the rows, bringing them 
nearly together at the top. One thousand feet of 
boards will blanch one thousand plants, and they can 
be changed every six or seven days before the weather 
gets cold. If boards are not used plow up a light 
furrow on each side of the row and with the hands 
bring it around the plant so as to hold it upright and 
it will soon blanch. It is not necessary to bank it up 
to the top of the leaves as is done with the old or 
green varieties. My Self-Blanching is imported seed 
and has proved during three seasons to be the very best. 
(See testimonials.) Pkt. 15c.; oz. 40c.; \ lb. $1.20; 
lb. $4.00. 

Mr. Heman Glass: — We have used your Golden 
Self-Blanching Celery Seed and have found it to be a 
fine strain of seed; being a strong grower and free from 
the green, coarse celery, which is often such a loss to 
growers of that variety. W. T. RUDMAN, 

Irondequoit, N. Y. Market Gardeners. 

I raised your Golden Self-Blanching Celery this year, 
1893, and it has proved to be a superior strain of that 
variety. The growth of the heads is strong and solid, 
and it is almost wholly free from the green celery so 
often found among the Self-Blanching. 



Dwarf Golden Heart— A half dwarf variety, very 
popular. The heart, when blanched, is full and 
solid, of a waxy or golden color; most excellent flavor, 
and one of the best winter keepers. Largely grown 
for market. Pkt. lOc; oz 25c.; \ lb. 75c.; lb. $2.50. 

Turnip-Rooted {Celeriac) — Forming Turnip-shaf)ed 
bulbs of celery flavor. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 15c.; i lb. 45c.; 
lb. $1.50. 



Henderson's or Crawford's Half Dwarf — This 
variety has great vigor of growth, equaling the large 
growing sorts ih weight of bunch. When blanched 
it is yellowish white, solid, and possessing the nutty 
flavor peculiar to the dwarf kinds. Pkt. loc. ; oz. 20c. ; 
J lb. 60c.; lb. $2.00. ^ 

Celery for Flavoring — Old Seed, excellent for flavor- 
ing pickles, etc. Oz. loc. ; lb. 40c. 
For prices of Celery Plants see page 28. 




This is a small, well-known, pungent salad, used 
with lettuce, to which it makes a most agreeable addi- 
tion. A fresh sowing should be made about once in ten 
days, as it matures rapidly, and can be eaten only when 
young and tender. It is fine for garnishing and to eat 
with cold meats. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. loc. 


IJ^^The prices of corn quoted below include Postage 
by Mail or Express charges. When not ordered sent 
by mail 75 cents per quart may be deducted. Pints at 
quart rates, 4 quarts at peck rates. 

The most profitable Sweet Corn to grow for marketing 
green, is the early and the late. Stowell's Evergreen 
is the variety usually grown for canning, but I prefer 
Perry's Hybrid or Shaker's Early for market, as they 
are earlier and nearly as large. Sweet Corn should not 
be planted until the ground is warm, as it is more liable 
to rot than the common field corn, though the early 
corn is quite hardy and may be planted earlier than the 
later sorts. To have a succession, plant in this latitude 
every two weeks from the middle of May till July. 
Further south the planting may be done earlier and 
continued later. 


The Cory — The earliest sweet 
.corn ; earlier than the Mar- 
blehead or Minnesota, which 
it has superseded. Market 
gardeners know the value of 
the first corn. Extra large 
Pkt.ioc; qt. 35c. Pk. $1.20. 
Burbank's Early Maine — 
A new, very early corn, said 
to be equally tarly with the 
Cory, but a better corn, as 
both cob and kernel are 
white. We grew it last year 
and can recommend it to gar- 
deners for an early crop. Ex- 
tra large pkt loc. ; qt. 40c. 
Pk. $1.25. 
Crosby's Early Sugar — The 
sweetest of the earl v varieties ; 
ears rather small, but a very 
fine corn for family use, and largely grown for 
market on account of its fine quality. Extra large 
pkt, roc; qt. 35c. Pk. $1,00. 


Stabler's Early — The most pro- 
mising of the new early sweet 
corns; coming into market just 
after the Cory. Ears good size 
and quality very fine. A good 
second early corn, either for fa- 
mily use or market. Extra large 
pkt, loc; qt. 35c. Pk. $1.20. 
Shaker's Early— The earliest 
large- eared sweet corn, of good 
quality and productive. It is 
two weeks earlier than the Ever- 
green and sells equally well in 
the market. Extra large pkt. 
loc. ; qt. 35c. Pk. $1.00. 
Perry's Hybrid— This corn is 
too well known to market gar- 
deners to need a description. 
Ears good size and two on a 
stalk. In size and quality very 
much like the Shaker's Early. 
Extra large pkt. loc, ; qt. 35c. 
Pk. $1.00. 


The Country Gentleman. — A 

new corn, said to be the finest 
of all for family use. Its super- 
iority is its delicious sweetness. 
PERRY-s HYBRID. The cob is Small and the kernels 
deep, white and very tender. The ears are of good 
size and often three on a stalk. Will please the most 
fastidious. Extra large pkt. loc. ; qt. 40c.; pk. $1,25. 
Black Mexican — A black grained corn; very sweet 
and much liked. Extra large pkt. loc. ; qt. 40c. 
Stowell's Evergreen — An old standard variety for 
late corn; ears large, deep grained ; largely grown 
for canning. Extra large pkt.ioc; qt. 35c. Pk. |i.oo. 
The Egyptian or Washington Market — A very 
tall late corn, growing 10 to 11 feet high; should' be 
planted four feet apait each way, and not more than 
four stalks be left in the hill. One of the best for a 
late crop. Sweeter than Evergreen. Extra large 
pkt. IOC ; q:. 40c. Pk. $1.20. 

White Rice— The old standard rice 

parching corn that has been long in , 

use. Kernels pointed. Per pkt. loc. ; ' 

qt. 40c: Pk. in ears, 75 c. 
White Pearl — A smooth-grained 

pearl white parching corn ; ears 4 to 

5 inches long. A good corn to grow _ 

for market. Per pkt. loc. ; qt. 40c. Pk. in ears, 75c. 
Field Corn — For description and prices of Field Corn 

see page 29. 


So long as Cucumbers are watited for the table, 
do not let any go to seed, as that impairs the fruiting of 
the vine. Cucumbers require a warm, rich soil. In 
this climate it is useless to plant in the open air much 
before the first of June. Plant plenty of seed, and 
when all danger of insects is past, thin to four plants 
in the hill. For pickles, plant the last of June. Early 
cucumbers for market are grown mostly in greenhouses, 
but for family use they may be grown easily in the fol- 
lowing manner : Dig a hole in the ground one foot 
deep and two feet across, and nearly fill with warm 
manure. Cover with five or six inches of earth, and 
over the center place a small shallow box, with a light 
of glass or piece of muslin over the top. Give air 
when the weather is warm, and water freely. As the 
plants grow, draw the earth around the stems. I have 
grown them quite successfully in this manner. 



lb. 25c.. 

Pkt. sc.; 


Early Russian— The earliest variety growing in 
pairs. Resembles Early Cluster, but is earlier and 
somewhat smaller. Pkt. 5c.; oz, loc; ," ' '" 
lb. 90c. 

Early Frame— An old and popular variety, 
size and good for pickling or the table, 
oz. IOC. ; }( lb 25c.; lb. goc. 

Early White Spine 
— This is the stand- 
ard cucumber for 
the table, whether 
grown in the open 
air or under glass. 
Early, large, uni- 
formly straight and 
very attractive ; 
productive ; a great favorite with market gardeners. 
Pkt. sc.; oz. loc; }( lb. 2Sc. ; lb. 85c. 

Green Prolific— As a pickling cucumber this is un- 
surpassed ; immensely productive, growing straight 
and uniform. I made a thorough trial of this 
cucumber last year with the Perfection Pickling, and 
the Green Prolific yielded just double the number of 
pickles and of finer shape and quality. Pkt. 5c.; 
oz. loc; };( lb. 2SC. ; lb. goc. 

Early Green Clus- 
ter — Quite early ; 
small, growing in 
clusters ; prickly, 
productive. Pkt. 
sc.; oz. IOC ; /{Ih. 
25c. ; lb. 85c. 
Improved Long 
Green — An old 
EARLY CLUSTER. Standard variety. 

Large, long, and very productive. Many use it ex- 
clusively, both for cucumbers and pickles. Pkt. 5c.; 
oz. IOC ; j+ lb. 25c.; lb. goc. 
Nichol's Medium Green— Of 
medium si^e between the White 
Spine and Long Green. Al- 
ways straight and smooth, and 
is equnlly good for slicing and 
for pickling. Where only oneii 
sort is planted try this. Pkt.|' 
SC.; oz. loc; 'X lb. 25c.; lb. 

West India Gherkin, or Burj 

— A small, rough, prickly fruit; 
used only for pickling. Pkt. 
IOC ; oz. 2SC. 



A tender plant, which, 
when well grown and 
properly cooked, is one 
of the most delicious 
garden vegetables. Sow 
the seed like tomato 
seed in a hot-bed, and 
give the same treatment 
as the tomato ; but more 
care should be taken in 
itranspianting, to prevent 
Ithe plants from being 
'killed by sudden expos- 
ure. Those who have 
not a hot-bed can sow 
the seed in a box in the 
house. The plants should 
be protected from the 
potato bug, as they eat 
them as greedily as 
potato vines. 

Improved Nev7 York Purple — Very large and fine ; 
the best variety. Pkt. loc. ; oz. 40c. 


A useful salad for 
fall or winter use ; also 
used for garnishing. 
Sow the seed in June 
or July, and when part- 
ly grown thin the plants 
to a foot apart. The " 
blanching is done by 
tying up the tip of the 
leaves in the form of a cone. This excludes the light 
from the inner leaves, which become blanched in 3 to s 
weeks, according to the temperature ; or the blanching 
may be done by simply covering the plants with 
slats or boards. 

Moss Curled — The hardiest and highly ornamental ; 
crisp and tender when blanched. Used also for 
garnishing. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 20c. 


Grown extensively for 
the early spring mar- 
ket. Commonly known 
as "German Greens," 
or " Sprouts." Culti- 
vated same as cabbage, 
which it resembles, but 
does not form a head. 
Seed should be sown 
in the latter part of 
August. The leaves 
are used in the early 
spring like spinach. 
Dwarf Green Curled Scotch — The variety largely 
grown by gardeners. Leaves, a bright green, beau- 
tifully curled and hardy. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. loc. ; X 't>' 
2SC. ; lb. goc. 

Dwarf German Greens, or Sprouts — Bright green, 
resembling Ruta Baga tops. Dwarf, leaves numer- 
ous, and of the best quality. Pkt. sc.; oz. loc. ; 
X lb. 20c.; lb. 7SC 


r^f^Two things I hope my customers will not forget this year: 




A vegetable intermediate 
between the turnip and a cab- 
bage. The stem just above 
the ground swells into a bulb 
something like a turnip; cooked 
like turnips, for which they are 
good substitutes when young 
and tender. 

Large Early Purple — Beau- 
tiful, tender and excellent for 
the table. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 20c. 

Large Early White— Like 
color. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 20c. 


the above, except in 


Lettuce is grown 
everywhere a garden 
is made, but most 
people grow it too 
thick for its develop- 
ment. It should be 
transplanted, when 
quite small, into rows 
a foot apart and five 
or six inches apart in 
the row. It will then 
form large plants or 
heads. Farmers gen- 
CABBAGE LETTUCE. g^ally fail to get the 

full benefit of lettuce, because they do not have it 
early enough. It should be grown ready for use by 
the time the garden is made, which is the usual time, 
with most farmers, for sowing the seed. Raise the 
plants in a hot-bed, or in a box in the house, and when 
two inches high set out in a cold frame, or where they 
can be sheltered from cold winds, 6x12 inches apart. 
Give plenty of water. Successive sowings should be 
made to have a supply through the season. 
Rochester Market — A small compact head lettuce 
for early forcing under glass, originated by a 
gardener near Rochester. It stands heat well, and is 
more hardy than some of the forcing lettuces. It is 
largely used by the gardeners here for early forcing. 
Pkt. 5c.; oz. 15c.; ^ lb. 45c.; lb. $1.50. 
Denver Market — A new and beautiful forcing lettuce; 
leaves bright green, curly and very attractive. Well 
worthy of trial. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 15c.; lb. 45c.; 
lb. $1.50. 

Boston Market, or White-Seeded Tennis Ball — 

One of the earliest, and much used for forcing ; 
forms a saiall, compact head. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 15c.; 
■4" lb 40c.; lb. $1.25. 
Big Boston — The same as the Boston Market in 
color, shape and appearance, only double the size, 
and about ten days later. Its solidity and great size 
of head render it a valuable variety for forcing in 
cold frames for the second early market. Pkt. 5c.; 
oz. 20c.; }4 lb. 50c.; lb. $1.7^. 

Black-Seeded Simpson — A very large and very fine 
Cabbage Lettuce. Very popular. It does not form 
so compact a head as the Hanson, but is larger and 
more crisp ; very slow to run to seed. Pkt. 5c. ; 
oz. 15c.; ^ lb. 40c.; lb. $1.25. 

Hanson — One of the largest and one of the best of 
the cabbage varieties. Forming large heads, green 
outside and white inside ; something like a cabbage. 
Stands summer heat well and remains tender a long 
time. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 15c.; % lb. 40c.; lb. $1.25. 

Hubbard's Market — A new Cabbage Lettuce for 
summer use. Very fine. It is also a fine forcing 
lettuce, making larger heads than the Tennis Ball. 
Pkt. 5c.; oz. 15c.; X lb. 45c.; lb. $1.50. 


Early Curled Simpson — An improvement on the 
old curled Silesia. Very early. Largely sown in 
cold frames for an extra early lettuce. Does not 
form a close head, but a compact mass of leaves of 
a fine yellow-white. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 15c.; ^ lb. 40c.; 
lb. $1.25. 

Yellow-Seeded Butter— A distinct variety, making 
a large yellow head ; very handsome ; is crisp and 
tender Withstands summer heat, and is very slow 
to run to seed. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 15c. ; }4 lb. 40c. ; lb. $1.25. 
Henderson's New York — Another new Cabbage 
Lettuce, making unusually large heads. The outside 
leaves are a deep apple 
green, and the inside 
blanches to a yellowish- 
white, and is tender, crisp 
and of excellent flavor. 
Very fine for summer use. 
Pkt. 5c.; 02. 20c.; X lb. 
45c.; lb. $1.50. 
Paris White Cos— The Cos 
Lettuce is quite different 
from the other varieties. It 
grows upright, and forms 
conical, elongated heads 
seven or eight inches high. 
It improves it to tie the leaves together to insure the 
blanching of the inside of the head. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 15c. ; 


X lb. 45c.; lb. $1.50. 

Leeks are used in soups, being 
considered superior to the Onibn 
for that purpose. They are quite 
hardy and easily cultivated. Sow 
the seed early and when six or 
eight inches high transplant into 
rows ten inches apart. Set quite 
deep so that the neck may be 
well blanched. The ground 
should be made rich for leeks. 

Broad American Flag — The 

variety generally grown by 
market gardeners. It grows 
to good size and is uniform 
Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 20c. ; }( lb. 60c. , 
lb. $2.00. 

Melons being of tropical origin, require a quick 
warm soil to ripen thoroughly in this climate. I have 
found that it is nearly useless to attempt to grow the 
large Southern Watermelons as far north as Rochester. 
They do not ripen sufficiently to become sweet and 
tender. The two melons best adapted to our climate 
are the Ice Cream and Mountain Sweet. They will do 
the best in a light sandy soil, if the hills are made rich 
with manure. Make the hills with two or three shovel- 
uls of fine well-rotted manure well mixed with the soil, 

GI,ASS' BRI;AKFAST melon surpasses AL,l, OTHERS. 


the hills to be raised slightly above the surface of the 
ground. Plant a dozen or more seeds in the hill, and 
when all danger from bugs is past thin to four good 
plants in a hill. Musk melons should be planted 6 feet 
apart each way, and water melons 9 feet. If the vines 
grow too rank, pinching off the ends of the shoots 
will cause them to fruit better. 

musK mELiorts. 

Do not plant Musk Melons near Cuctiinbers. 

obtained from a chance melon several years ago and 
it has been kept pure by cultivation. It is very early, 
medium size, green flesh throughout and of the most 
delicious flavor. As a breakfast melon it has no 
equal. It is also very prolific, bearing 10 or 12 
melons to the hill. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 15c.; \i lb. 40c.; 
lb. $1.25. 

The Banquet — A most delicious melon of recent in- 
troduction. The melons are medium size and beau- 
tifully netted. The flesh is a dark salmon and of the 
richest flavor. Considered the richest of the red- 
fleshed melons. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 15c.; ^ lb. 45c ; lb. 

Emerald Gem — The very best of the small yellow- 
fleshed melons. Very early and prolific; flesh thicker 
than most melons, e.xceedingly sweet and delicious. 
Those preferring a yellow- fleshed melon should not 
fail to try it. Pkt. 5c.: oz. toe ; \i lb. 25c.; lb. 85c. 


The Osage, or Miller's Cream — The great market 
melon of Chicago. Grows to good size, oval, oblong; 
flesh salmon color, rich and sweet; very productive. 
A good market melon. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. ; lb. 
25c.; lb. 85c. 

Early Jersey Hackensack — The popular Musk 
Melon with the New Jersey market gardeners. About 
ten days earlier than the old Hackensack, which has 
been grown so extensively for the New York market. 
Large size. Green flesh and fine flavor. Pkt. 5c. ; 
oz. IOC ; yi lb. 25c.; lb. 85c. 

Delmonico — The best of the large size orange or 
yellow-fleshed melons ; oval shaped, finely netted ; 
pronounced by connoisseurs the best flavored yellow- 
fleshed melon grown. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. loc. ; % lb. 30c. ; 
lb. $1.00. 


Montreal Green Nutmeg — A very large nutmeg 
melon, deeply ribbed and netted ; skin and flesh 
green, very thick and of the finest flavor. Pkt. 5c. ; 
oz. loc; % lb. 25c.; lb. 85c. 

Baltimore — A green-fleshed variety of oblong form 
and good size. Very popular in New York and 
Philadelphia markets. An excellent shipping melon. 
Pkt. 5c.; oz, IOC. ; \i lb. 20c.; lb. 75c. 

Large Yellow Cantaloupe — The largest Musk Melon 
grown, will grow to 12 and 15 pounds in weight ; 
early and fair flavor. Those who like a large melon 
should try it. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. ; \ lb. 20c ; lb. 75c. 



Ice Cream, or Peerless — I consider this the best 
Water Melon grown at the North; one of the earliest, 
A medium size, white seeded, rind thin, flesh bright red, 
' L solid to the center, very tender and sweet; too tender 
( for a good shipping melon as it breaks easily. Pkt. 
V 5c.; oz. IOC ; \ lb. 25c.; lb. 80c. 

* The Volga — A new early Melon from Russia. Will 
_ ripen as far North as Canada. Light green in color; 
flesh bright red and melting flavor. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 
IOC. ; \ lb. 25c. ; lb. 90c. 
Dixie — A new melon, very popular; ripensearly, finely 
marked, very sweet, and one of the best shipping 
melons. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. ; i lb. 25c.; lb. 90c. 
Mountain Sweet — An old favorite; one of the earliest, 
well adapted to the northern states, medium size, 
dark green, and red flesh, largely grown. Pkt. 5c.; 
oz. IOC. ; \ lb. 20C. ; lb. 70c. 
Vick's Early— Oblong, smooth, rather small, flesh 
bright pink, solid, sweet, and one of the extra early 
melons. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc; ^ lb. 20c.; lb. 75c. 
Florida Favorite — One of the best of the new melons; 
ripens earlier than most of the southern melons. 
Medium size, striped oblong, dark and light green; 
crimson flesh, crisp and very sweet. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 
loc. ; \ lb. 20C. ; lb. 75c. 




Kolb's Gem — This melon has suddenly attained great 
popularity in the South, by reason of its great size, 
great yield, fine shipping quality. Its flavor is the 
best, and remains in fine condition for two or three 
months. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. : ^ lb. 20c.; lb. 70c. 

Henderson's Green and Gold — A beautiful new 
variety; flesh a golden orange; in flavor it surpasses 
all the red or pink fleshed varieties; among the earli- 
est. A novel and valuable variety. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 
IOC. ; i lb. 20C. ; lb. 75c. 

The Boss — Early and productive; of medium size, 
oblong, and dark green skin. The flesh is a deep 
red, and flavor rich and melting. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc; 
i lb. 20c. ; lb. 70c. 

Black Spanish — An old standard melon; rather late, 
but one of the very best. Large size, dark green, 
flesh bright red, rich and sweet; very popular, and 
still largely grown for market; better than some of 
the new varieties. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. loc. ; J lb. 20c. ; 
lb. 70c. 

Citron — For preserves. Used for sweet meats and 
preserves. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. loc. ; i lb, 25c. ; lb. 80c. 

A pungent salad, used the 
same as Cress. As it is quite 
hardy it can be sown in the 
early spring. Sow thickly in 
rows, and cut when two inches 

Mustard, White— The best 
for salad and culinary purpo- 
ses. Pkt. 5c.; oz. IOC ; i lb. 15c.; lb. 40c. 

This is a plant from the West Indies, and is grown 
for its green seed pods, which are used in soups, or can 
be stewed and served as Asparagus. It is grown largely 
at the South. The green pods can be sliced and dried 
like apples and used for soups at any time. Sow the 
seed as soon as the ground is warm, in shallow drills, 
about two feet apart, and thin to 12 inches in the row. 
The pods should be gathered quite green. 
Dwarf Green —The earliest and best for the North. 

Pkt. sc.; oz. loc; i \h, 20c.; lb. 75c. 



Onion Seed is my leading specialty, and I believe 
that my seed is second to none in the country. If there 
is such a thing as Pedigree Seed, I have got it. My 
stock of Yellow Globe Danvers has been improved by 
careful selection for nearly 20 years, using only the 
most perfectly formed bulbs for seed stock. In addition 
to raising the best possible seed from the best stock, I 
do what is seldom done by seed growers, and that is, 
after my seed has been cleaned by the mill in the usual 

It is all LUateF Cleaned. 

This is an expensive way to clean seed, as all the 
light, half-filled seed that goes through the mill is washed 
out and thrown away. But, if expensive, it is thorough. 
Every seed that sinks in water must be heavy seed, and 
sure to grow. A large onion grower said to me, "When 
I sow water-cleaned seed I am sure it is going to grow, 
but when it has not been water-cleaned I am not sure 
of it." 

The Onion is one of the most important of all our 
vegetables. There is, perhaps, no vegetable more 
healthy, as it contains valuable medicinal properties. 
Immense quantities are consumed, and except an 
occasional year when the crop is large in all parts of 
the country, they are a very profitable crop to raise. I 
have several times made a clear profit on a crop of 
onions greater than the value of the land upon which 
they were raised. 

But there is no vegetable where the quality of the 
seed has more to do with the result of the crop than 
the onion. Seed that looks all right and may germinate 
all right, may, after all, produce a crop of thick-necked, 
immature onions, that will be nearly worthless. Only 


is safe to sow. The difference in the seed may, and 
often does, make a difference of hundreds of dollars 
in the value of the crop. As to the truth of this state- 
ment read the following : 
Heman Glass : 

Sir — As you were not able last year to fill my order 
for Onion Seed of your own growing, I secured what 
I supposed was reliable seed of another grower. The 
result was my crop was one-third scallions, causing me 
a loss of more than $200. A part of the land had been 
in onions for seven years, five of which I used your 
seed and had fine crops of onions. Please enter my 
order for 10 lbs. of the Yellow Globe Danvers of your 
own growing. Yours truly, 

Penfield, N. Y. A. F. VAN ALSTYNE, 

Also the following : 

Your Onion Seed was the best I sowed, and I had 
seed from four other houses. 

Canastota, N. Y. W. A. KEENE. 

Heman Glass: 

Dear Sir — Last spring I purchased some Onion 
Seed of you, which was entirely satisfactory. I have 
been trying for five years to get some Onion Seed that 
would produce such onions, in both quantity and qual- 
ity, as I read of other growers raising, but have not 
accomplished that result until this season. From half 
an acre of Yellow Globe, Early Red, and Red Weth- 
ersfield, I have a large yield of remarkably fine onions. 
All the scallions and small unsalable onions from the 
half acre could have been contained in a half bushel 
measure. You mav expect another order from me. 

Penn Yan, N. Y'. E. C. GILLETT. 

Onions can be grown on any soil that is not too 
sandy or stony. In this part of the State they are 
largely grown on muck land ; but such land must be 
well drained. I have found unleached wood ashes and 



phosphate the best fertilizers on muck. Apply one-half 
when the crop is sown, and the rest just before the 
onions begin to bottom. 

The seed should be sown in the spring as soon as 
the ground is dry enough to work. There is little 
danger of the seed rotting by sowing too early. Sow 
four or five pounds to the acre, in drills fourteen inches 
apart, and be careful not to let the weeds get a start of 
the onions. A few days' neglect in weeding the first 
time may be fatal to the crop. Four weedings are 
generally necessary. They are cured or dried upon the 
ground, and, if the weather is pleasant, topped in the 
field. They must not be stored in piles, as they heat 
rapidly. I have a house, built partly under ground, 
for storing them, with shelves two feet apart, upon 
which the onions are placed eight to ten ir ches deep. 


Yellow Globe Danvers— This is a great favorite 
with onien growers everywhere. It is early, yields 
heavy crops, and is a good keeper. My seed is n// 
of my own gro-uing, the crop of '93, and ivater- 
ckaned. There is no better seed. Pkt. loc. ; oz. 
15c.; ]i lb. 50c.; lb. $1.65. 

Round Yellow Danvers — My own growing, crop of 
'93, and water cleaned. The Round Danvers is get- 
ting to be a favorite with many growers, as it is 
thought they yield more than the Globe. Pkt. loc. ; 
oz. 15c.; li lb. 45c.; lb. I1.50. 

Yellow Globe Danvers — Seed not of my own grow- 
ing, but the same stock that I have sold the past 
four years, and it has in every case given good satis- 
faction. I test the seed thoroughly before sending 
it out. Pkt. roc; oz. 15c.; % lb. 40c.; lb. $1.30. 

Prizetaker — This is a large size Onion of the Globe 
Danvers type. Bulbs uniform and globe-shaped, 
and much larger than the ordinary Globe Danvers. 
It promises^o be a very popular onion. I grew it 
last season and was surprised at the large yield of 
uniformly large onions. There were no small ones 
among them. Pkt. loc; oz. 30c.; lb. 75c. ; lb. 


Early Red Globe — My own growing ; water cleaned. 
Earlier than the Danvers or Red Wethersfield. True 
globe and very free from scallions. Ripens up hard, 
and a good Onion to winter. On muck land where 
the Wethersfield does not bottom well, this variety 
should be grown. Pkt. loc. ; oz. 15c.; % lb. 35c.; 
lb. I1.25. 

Red Wethersfield— 

On strong land yields 
heavy crops and is 
especially adapted to 
the rich lands of the 
West, where it is 
largely grown. A good 
keeper and winters 
well. Pkt. loc; oz. 
15c. ; X 30c. ; lb. 


White Globe — A fine white Onion and a heavier 
cropper than the Silverskin. Fine globe shape and 
mild flavor. Sells higher than the red and yellow 
sorts. Should be cured under 
shelter. Does not winter well. 
Pkt IOC : oz. 35c.; X It), 
goc. ; lb. $3.40. 
Yellow Dutch, or Stras- 
burg— A large flat Onion 
bottomirg readily, and is 
much grown by gardeners for 
bunching in a green sta'e. 
Pkt. IOC. ; oz. 15c.; % lb. 
40c. ; lb. $1.40. 
White Portugal, or Silver 
Skinned — True, delicate, 
ear ly ; not a good keeper. Pkt. 
$1.10; lb. I4.00. 


IOC ; oz. 40c. ; 



New White Adriatic Barletta- A very early, small 
size, silver-skinned onion, said to be the earliest onion 
grown. For early bunching and for pickling this 
variety is unexcelled. Pkt. loc. ; oz. 25c.; ]^Vo, 
60c. ; lb. $2.2=. 

Mammoth Silver King (White Garganus) — The 
king of onions, very large. Matures early; skin a 
silvery white, very mild and fine flavor, Pkt. loc. ; 
oz. 25c.; % lb. 70c.; lb. $2.50. 

New Mammoth Pompeii (Red Garganus) — A fine 
Italian variety, rivaling the Silver King in weight, 
producing onions weighing 4 and 5 lbs. each. Skin 
a delicate red, flesh nearly white and mild flavor. 
Where it can be sown in the fall the onions grow to 
a very large size. Pkt lOc; oz. 25c.; % lb. 70c.; 
lb. $2 50. 

Giant Rocca of Naples — A very large globe-shaped 
variety; reddish brown color; flavor sweet and deli- 
cate, Pkt. IOC. ; 02. 20C. ; X 'b. 6oc. ; lb. .f2.oo. 
[^"Persons ordering onion seed in lots of 10 lbs. 

and over may deduct 10 per cent, from the above prices. 


I give prices on onion sets only by the quart. As 
the market for sets frequently fluctuates, the prices by 
the bushel will be given on application. 


Yellow Bottom sets, prepaid, 35c. Not prepaid, 25c. 
White Bottom sets, prepaid, 40c. Not prepaid, 30c. 
Small Pickling Onions — For sets. Peck 40c.; bush. 



Parsnips should be sown in the early 
spring, as the seed will seldom ger- 
minate in dry hot weather. Sow in 
drills i8 inches apart, and thin to 3 
inches in the drill. Cultivate the same 
as carrots. Parsnips are improved by 
remaining in the ground until spring ; 
those wanted for winter use can be 
dug and stored in pits. They are ex- 
cellent for fattening cattle and hogs. 

Long Hollow Crown — The old 

standard variety ; whether for table 
use or for stock. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. loc. ; 
^ lb. 20c.; lb. 60c. 

Carter's New Maltese — A new sort, 
said to be smoother and whiter than 
the above. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. ; lb. 
20c. ; lb. 60c. 

Improved Guernsey — An improved 
half long parsnip; does not grow as 
long as the Hollow Crown, and is 
more easily gathered. It is a great 
cropper and the roots are fine 
grained and of excellent flavor. 
Pkt. 5c.; oz IOC ; ^ lb. 20c.: lb. 



Carter's Champion Moss Curled 

gant curled Parsley grown. Pkt. 5c 
30c.; lb. $1.00. 

Used for garnishing and 
seasoning soups and salads. 
Succeeds best in a mellow, 
rich soil. Sow quite early 
in the spring, as the seed 
germinates quite slowly. 
*1 Soak the seed in warm water 
24 hours before sowing. 
Thin the plants to 6 inches 
' or transplant in rows. It 
may be sown in the fall, as 
it will live through the win- 
ter by protecting with leaves 
or other covering. 

The most ele- 
oz. 15c. ; i lb. 


B^^The prices of Peas by the quart include prepay- 
ment of postage by mail or charges by express. If not 
ordered to be sent postage or express charges prepaid, 
75- cents per quart may be deducted from the prices 
quoted below. Pints^at quart rates, and four quarts at 
peck rates. 

When Peas are ordered by the bushel please send 17 
or 20 cents for two bushel bag. 

Peas mature the earliest on a light, rich soil. Sow 
in the Spring as soon as the frost is out of the ground, 
and sow three to four inches deep. They will stand a 
good deal of cold and some frost, and you can hardly 
get them in too early. But if the wrinkled varieties are 
sown quite early, it must be on a dry soil as they are 
more liable to rot than the smooth peas. They are, 
however, much the sweetest and best flavored peas. 
To have a succession, make two or more sowings. Sow 
the early, smooth, hardy peas, like the Maud S. and 
Alaska, as soon in the spring as the frost is fairly out 
of the ground, and two or three weeks later make a 
second sowing of the early kinds, and sow also some of 
the vsrinkled peas. This will give a succession from 
the last of June till late in July, when the early corn will 
be ready for use. 


Maud S — A new extra early pea. We have substituted 
this for the First and Best. Among the very ear- 
liest and ripens up uniformly. It was secured after 
years of careful selection. Gardeners will make no 
mistake in sowing this pea. Extra large pkt. loc. ; 
qt. 35c.; bu. $4.00. 

Alaska, True — One of the very best and earliest of the 
early peas when the true Alaska can be obtained. My 
stock is guaranteed to me to be the genuine Alaska. 
Extra large pkt. loc. ; qt. 35c.; bu. $4.50. 

Early Kent — A standard early smooth pea with mar- 
ket gardeners; very generally grown for field culture; 
height 2^ feet. Extra large pkt. loc. ; qt. 35c.; 
bu. $3.75. 

Bliss' American Wonder — The earliest wrinkled pea 
in cultivation, and the best of all the dwarfs. Across 
between McLean's Little Gem and the Champion of 
England, and combines the good qualities of both; 
quite dwarf, growing only 10 to 12 inches high; very 
productive and quality unsurpassed. Extra large 
pkt. loc; qt. 45c. 


Blue Peter — A large blue pea, almost as dwarf as the 
Tom Thumb, but more robust and immensely pro- 
ductive. Extra large pkt. loc. ; qt. 45c. 

McLean's Little Gem — A very early, green, wrinkled 
pea, and a great favorite for family use ; prolific 
bearer, and of rich, sugary flavor ; grown largely 
for market; 2^ feet high. Extra large pkt. loc, ; 
qt. 40c.; bu. $5.50. 


McLean's Advancer — A green wrinkled pea of fine 
llavor, and is a great favorite with gardeners for a 
second early variety. Extra large pkt. loc. ; qt. 35c. ; 
bu. $4.00. 

Horsford's Market Garden— A new wrinkled variety 
of great promise, coming into bearing just after 
Little Gem. A prolific bearer, yielding more than 
any other American variety. N'ines stocky, about 


Bliss' Everbearing — A 

desirable pea of un- 
surpassed quality. Pods 

from 3 to 4 inches in 

length and peas very 

large. For continuance 

in bearing unexcelled. 

As it branches from the 

roots it should be sown 

thin in the row; height 

18 inches to two feet. 

Extra large pkt. loc. ; 

qt. 40c. 
Stratagem — One of the 

very best of the New 

English Peas. It is a 

wrinkled pea, 

grows about two feet 

high, a very heavy 

cropper, and has large 

pods well filled with 

large peas of excellent 

flavor. Extra large 

pkt. IOC. ; qt. 45c. 
Champion of England 

— The best and most 

popular of all the tall 

growing peas. A pro- 
fuse bearer, has long 

pods, well filled with 

large, rich peas ; grows 

5 feet high and requires 

bushing. E.xtra large 

pkt. IOC. ; qt. 35c. ; bu. 


Black-Eyed Marrow- 
fat — The favorite market variety for late crop ; very 
productive, with broad, well-filled pods ; height 4 
feet, but does not require bushing. Extra large pkt. 
lOc; qt. 30c.; bu. $2.50. 

White-Eyed Marrowfat — Similar to the above, ex- 
cept their eyes are white instead of black. Used 
largely for canning. Extra large pkt. loc. ; qt. 30c. ; 
bu. $2.50. 

Canada Field Peas — For sowing broadcast. Per 
bu. $1.40. 

Two-bushel bags, 17 and 20 cents each. 

Pumpkins are grown 
mainly for feeding pur- 
poses, but the sweeter 
1 sorts are much prized 
I for culinary uses. A 
few hills in the garden, 
grown the same as 
squashes, will give a 
Rood supply for family 

. use. 

The Sugar — A small pumpkin, but much better than 
the common pumpkin for pies. Very prolific; thick 
flesh, very sweet. Pkt. 5c. ; o/.. icc. ; i lb. 20c. ; 
lb. 50c. 

two feet high, and literally packed with pods con- 
taining peas of a delicious flavor. Extra large pkt. 
IOC. ; qt. 40c.; bu. $4.50. 
Telephone — A.n English pea of recent introduction, 
and becoming very popular. A strong grower, well 
filled with showy, large-sized pods, containing six 
and seven peas each. One of the best of the new 
peas. Extra large pkt. loc. ; qt. 40c. 


Large Cheese — A large, cream colored, flattish ribbed 
pumpkin, rather late; one of the best for cooking 
purposes. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc; i lb. 20c.; lb. 50c. 

Jumbo — The largest pumpkin grown, often weighing 
200 pounds. Those who want the "biggest pump- 
kin" should grow the Jumbo. Pkt. loc; oz. 25c. 

Connecticut, or Common Field — A large productive 
variety, grown for feeding stock. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 8c.; 
qt. 25c.; lb. 35c. 

Dunkard Winter — Large size, color deep orange; 
said to be the richest flavored and best winter pump- 
kin grown. Pkt. loc. ; oz. 20c,; \ lb. 50c. 


[See page 27.] 




"Discount: On all orders for Seed Potatoes amounting to $5.00 a discount of j per cent, will be 

allowed, and on all orders amounting to $10.00 and over a discount of 10 per cent, will be allowed. No charge 
for barrels or boxes. 2 bushel bags 77 cents each. 

I grow my Seed Potatoes, and take special care to have them true to name and to keep the different 
varieties free from mixture. Potato growers appreciate the importance of having the different varieties true to 
name. I believe my stock will be found first-class in every respect. After repeated trials I have discarded many 
varieties which I have found inferior either in yield or quality. 

Among the early potatoes the Early Ohio and the Early Sunrise still keep the lead as the best early market 
potatoes. The Ohio Junior, though claimed as a seedling, is almost identical with the Early Ohio. Burpee's 
Extra Early is claimed by some to be equal to the Early Ohio in earliness and yield. Those who have not tried 
it, will do well to do so. The very early potatoes should be planted on land that is either naturally rich, or made 
so by fertilizers. The growth is so rapid, that unless there is plenty of available plant food in the soil, they will 
mature before reaching a good marketable size. It is folly to expect a large yield of early potatoes on poor 
soil. If you must plant potatoes on poor soil, plant some of the late, strong growing varieties, like the White 
Elephant and Empire State. They will do far better on poor land than the early potatoes grown for an early crop. 

For a second early potato there is nothing better, and so far as I know, as good as the Early Puritan and 
Thorburn. They are both white potatoes, grow to good size, and are among the very best for table use. 

Of the late potatoes there is no one variety that is the leading potato in all sections. In one locality one 
variety is very popular, and in other localities other varieties take the lead. With us the James Vick and White 
Elephant are favorites; in other localities the Empire State and Rural New Yorker No. 2 are largely grown. At 
the World's Fair the Rural New Yorker No. 2 was recommended by more growers and from a wider territory 
than any other potato. 


First Offer. To enable my customers to make a fair test of the new varieties, I have put up my best seed 
potatoes in cloth bags of four quarts each, nicely packed in bran and correctly labeled. These bags, one or any 
number, will be sold at twenty-five cents each. Each bag contains only one variety, and all varieties in my 
catalogue are put up in four quart bags, except the Early Six Weeks and the Maggie Murphy, which I can sell 
this year by the pound only. 

Second Offer. To those who wish single pounds only; for seventy -five cents I will send by mail prepaid 
I lb. each of any three varieties of your own selection; or i lb. each of any five vaiieties if sent at the expense of 
the person ordering. Each variety will be separately boxed and correctly labeled, 

I hope many of my customers will avail themselves of these offers to make satisfactory tests of the 
varieties they have not heretofore grown. 

Orders will be booked when received, and the potatoes will be shipped as soon as it can be done without 
danger of freezing. Potatoes by the found will be sent by tnail or express prepaid. By the peck, bushel and 
barrel, they will be sent by express or as freight, at the expense of the purchaser. A^o charge for barrels, boxes 
or cartage. Two or more varieties will be packed in the same barrel, when desired. 

Ohio Junior— A new seedling potato, closely resemb- 
ling the Early Ohio in its habits of growth and in 
the shape and color of the tubers ; productive, and 
quality first class. Will undoubtedly become very 
popular. Lb. 30c.; pk. 50c.; bu. $1.50 ; bbl. $4.00. 
Early Sunrise — This is a very early potato of the 
Early Rose type, a large cropper and of the finest 
quality. Last season it was next to the Ohio in 
point of earliness, and but little behind it. Lb. 30c. ; 
pk. 50c.; bu. $1.50 ; bbl. $4.00. 
Early Six Weeks — A new potato, said to be ahead 
of all others in point of earliness. Will produce 
good eating potatoes in six weeks from planting and 
mature in 72 days. Resembles the Early Ohio. We 
raised it last year for the first time, and have only a 
limited supply. Can sell it by the pound only this 
year. Per lb., postpaid, 50c. 

^^Mlfe^'toin, Early Market — A new 

' ' '' ' claimant for public 

favor. Belongs to the 
Early Ohio class, which 
it much resembles, being 
round-oblong: light flesh- 
color, good size and 
uniform, with few eyes 
and those flush with the 
surface. The growth is 
apparently more vigorous than the Ohio, and last 
season was just as early and yielded more. Quality 
the very best. It will prove a valuable variety for 
market gardeners. Lb. 30c.; pk. 50c.; bu. $1.50; 
bbl. $4.00. 



Early Ohio — For an early market potato the Early 
Ohio, by general consent, still stands at the head of 
the list. It will make a crop quicker than any other 
potato I have ever grown. I have raised a good 
crop, planted in July after early peas. It is nearly 
round, with very few eyes, mostly in the seed end. 
and nearly flush with the surface ; color russety 
white; quality the very best, and what is true of but 
few potatoes, it is a very good eating potato when 
only half grown. The cut shows the manner of 
growth in the hill. Lb. 30c.; pk. 50c.; bu. $1.50; 
bbl. $4.00. 



Burpee's Extra Early — A new potato of great 
promise. Among the earliest, grows to good size, 
ratlier oval ; a fine appearing potato and yields well, 
Those who have tried it speak very highly of it. 
Lb. 40c.; pk. 60c.; bu. $1.75 ; bbl. $5.00. 



Early Puritan — -This is a new early potato sent out by 
Mr. Henderson, of whom I obtained my stock. He 
claims for it earliness, great productiveness and 
superior quality. It is an oblong white potato, 
resembling the Early Rose in shape and the Snow- 
flake in color and superior quality, either when 
partially or fully grown. 
Lb. 30c. ; pk. 50c. ; bu. 
$1.50 ; bbl. $4.00. 
Beauty of Hebron — An 
oblong white potato of 
excellent quality. Grows 
to a large size and rijjens 
just after the e.xtra early 
varieties. Yields large 
crops and is very gen- 
early fall crop. Lb. 30c. ; pk. 


erally grown for an 
40c.; bu. .$1.40 ; bbl. $3.75. 
Thorburn — A very desirable potato for second early. 
It is a seedling from the Beauty of Hebron, and par- 
takes of the desirable qualities of that celebrated 
potato, but possesses a greater vigor of growth. 
Lb. 30c.; pk. 40c.; bu. $1.40; bbl. I3.75. 
( ' Where extreme earliness for the market is not 
essential, no one will regret planting either of the above 
varieties. They are, all good potatoes and yield good 
crops. I grew last season the Early Puritan and 
Thorburn for the early market. The yield of both was 
large and the potatoes were very fine. 


American Wonder — This po'ato has come rapidly to 
the front. It is spoken of in the highest terms 
wherever grown. It is a white potato, large and 
uniform in size, with few eyes nearly flush with the 
surface. Of the highest quality, either boiled or 
baked, being dry and floury. Growth of vine vigor- 
ous, like the White Elephant, and as near rust and 
rot proof as a potato can be. For the late crop it 
will rank with the best. Per lb 40c. ; pk. 60c.: bu. 
$1.75 ; bbl. $5.00. 

Maggie Murphy — Another claimant for popular favor. 
A large potato grower says of it : "I have seen 
nothing that approaches the Maggie Murphy in 
beauty, growth, enormous yield and prime quality." 
It is a large, oval, flattish potato. Color, dark pink 
and very handsome. I can sell it by the pound only 
this year. Per lb., postpaid, 50c. 


Empire State — This new potato will undoubtedly 
soon become one of our standard market potatoes. 
It has all the qualities of a successful potato. It is 
large, oblong, somewhat flattened, white and showy, 
yields heavy crops, free from rot, and as a table 
potato is among the very best. Lb. 30c. ; pk. 40c. ; 
bu. $1.40; bbl. $3.75. 

The James Vick — This potato has been our favorite 
for some years, and we still regard it as among the 
very best of the late varieties. It is a large, oblong 
potato; cilor russety w.iite, showy and handsome; 
always solid, however large; quality the very best; a 
very strong grower and yields large crops. Lb. 30c.; 
pk. 50c.; bu. $1.50; bbl. $4.00. 






Rural New Yorker, No. 2— A potato of recent in- 
troduction that is becoming quite popular. It is a 
large white potato; oval oblong, somewhat flat; pro- 
duces large crops and is commended as a very fine 
table potato. Potato growers should include it in 
their lists. Lb. •;oc : pk. 50c. ; bu. I1.50; bbl. $4.00. 

White Elephant — 
This is an old stand- 
ard market potato, 
and is a great favorite 
with many growers. 
Large size and yields 
very large crops ; color 
white, with reddish 
tinge; flesh white and 
of the finest quality; a fine potato to plant on rather 
light, sandy lands. Lb. 30c.; pk. 40c.; bu,- I1.40; 
bbl. $3.75. 

White Star— A long white potato, with slightly rus- 
sety skin; a strong grower and very productive. The 
flesh is white and of the finest quality; a long-keep- 
ing potato; very popular in some localities. Lb. 30c. ; 
pk. 40c.; bu. $1.40; bbl. $3.75. 


Half oitiice at outicc rates. 
Peppers are tender annuals used for seasoning and 
pickling ; the mild, sweet varieties are preferred for the 
latter purpose. Sow in a hot-bed, or in a warm sheltered 
border in May, and when three inches high transplant 
18 inches apart. 


Large Sweet Bell — K large earlv variety, of mild 
flavor ; rind thick and fleshy ; the best for pickling. 
.' Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 25c. 

Sweet Mountain, or Mammoth — Similar to the 
Sweet Bell, but larger and milder ; used for making 
mangoes or stuffed pickles. Pkt. 5c. : oz. 30c. 

Ruby King — A very large, handsome pepper, bright 
ruby red ; very mild flavor, and can be sliced as a 
salad and eaten like cucumbers. Pkt. 5c.;oz. 35c. 

Red Chili — Small, bright red ; very pungent ; used 
for pepper sauce. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 30c. 

Golden Dawn Mango — A remarkably prolific pepper; 
like the Sweet Bell in size and shape, but a magnifi- 
cent golden color when ripe ; very mild flavor. Pkt. 
5c.: oz. 25c. 

Red Cluster — A pepper somewhat resembling Red 
Chili, but the peppers grow in clusters at the ends of 
the branches, making a beautiful ornamental plant 
as well as useful one. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. q.oc. 

Long Red Cayenne — Long, slender, of a bright red 
color ; pungent. The capsicum of commerce. Pkt. 
5c. ; oz. 30c. 




The crop 0/ Radish Seed is very short; some 
varieties almost a failure. Prices -will be higher than 


Radishes must make a rapid growth to be crisp and 
tender. They thrive the best on a light, sandy soil; on 
heavy or clay soil it is difficult to grow good radishes. 
For an early crop, sow the turnip varieties in a hot-bed 
or in a warm place, protected from the cold winds. 
The best radishes will be secured by not sowing until 
the soil has become warm. As soon as they appear 
above the ground, sprinkle with some ashes or soot to 
protect them from the turnip fly. Winter radishes 
should be sown in July or August, and, like turnips, 
make their best growth in the Autumn. Before severe 
frost, take up and pit out of doors, or bury in sand in a 
cool cellar, and they will keep crisp through the winter. 
Before using, put into cold water, which adds to their 

It is getting to be pretty well known among gardeners 
that French grown radish seed will produce much finer 
radishes than American seed. They will be more crisp 
and tender, and not so liable to be wormy, and do not 
run to seed so quickly. My seed is all French seed. 




oz. 15c. ; i lb. 40c. ; 


Early Scarlet Globe— 

The crop of this variety 
was very short. We have 
been able to secure a 
small supply, only by 
paying more than double 
the usual prices. It is 
the earliest and best forc- 
ing radish. Color a fine 
scarlet, and egg shape; 
flavor mild, crisp; will 
stand a great amount of 
heat without becoming 
pithy; also, excellent for 
garden culture. Pkt. 5c. : 

Rose Olive-Shaped — Grows about an inch and a half 
long ; flesh-color or rose ; very tender and crisp ; a 
fine early market variety. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. loc. ; % lb. 
20c.; lb. 75c. 

Grey Summer Turnip — An early radish ; sometimes 
called "Summer Buckskin " ; becoming very popular. 
Pkt. 5c.; oz. IOC ; % lb. 20c.. lb. 75c. 

Long Scarlet Short Top — The standard variety for 
family use or for market gardeners. Grown every- 
where. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. IOC ; % lb. 20c. ; lb. yoc. 

Wood's Early Frame — It is not generally known to 
gardeners that this radish is about TEN days earlier 
than the common Long Scarlet, which it very much 
resembles, except that it does not grow quite so 
large. A valuable long radish. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. loc. ; 
% lb. 20c.; lb, 70c. 

Scarlet Olive-Shaped, White 
Tip, called French Break- 
fast—Scarlet with white ; of 
quick growth, mild and ten- 
der. Pkt. 5c.; oz. lOc; % lb. 
25c. ; lb. 80c. 
Early Dark Red Turnip — A 
new turnip radish, skin a dark 
red ; somewhat larger than 
the Red Turnip ; has a very 
small top, which makes it val- 
uable for forcing under glass. 
Pkt. 5c. ; oz. IOC. ; ^ lb. 20c. ; 
lb. 75c. 

Beckert's Chartier or Shep- 

ard — New and distinct ; long, and grows to a large 
size; color at the top, crimson; middle, pink, and 
at the bottom a waxy white ; flesh white, crisp 
and mild. One of the very best for sowing out of 
doors. Pkt. 5c. ;oz. loc. ; % 'b- 25c.; lb. goc. 
Long White Vienna (Lady Finger) — The finest long 
white radish in cultivation. Pure white and beautiful 
shape ; crisp and of rapid growth ; ornamental. 
Pkt. 5c.; oz. IOC,; ]4 It>. 30c ; lb. fi.oo. 


Chinese Rose Winter — One of the best winter varie- 
ties ; a beautiful rose color ; flesh white, firm and 
superior quality ; a favorite with market gardeners. 
Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc; % lb. 25c.; lb. goc. 

California Mammoth White — Really a Chinese 
radish, grown by the Chinese in California ; grows 
to a large size ; white, solid and good flavor. Pkt. 
5c.; oz. lOc; % lb. 20C.; lb. $1.00. 

Black Spanish Winter, Long — A long variety ; one 
of the hardiest ; firm in texture, keeping until Spring. 
Pkt. 5c.; oz. IOC. ; l( lb. 20c.; lb. 8oc. 

Black Spanish Winter. Round — Like the above, 
except that it is turnip shape. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. ; % 
lb. 2oc.; lb. Soc. 

FRENCH breakfast. 

l^flOBARB, 0^ PIE PliflJ^T. 


Rhubarb is grown from seed and by division of the 
roots. Sow the seed early in the Spring and thin to 
about ten inches. In the following Spring transplant 
three feet apart in a strong rich soil. If propagated 
by a division of the roots it may be done in the Fall or 
the Spring. To get rhubarb early, set an old barrel, 
without heads, over the hill as soon as the frost is out 
of the ground. Around the barrel pile up some warm 
horse manure, well packed down, and fill the barrel 
about half full with light strawy manure. The warmth 
of the manure will soon start the growth of the roots, 
and you will have delicious rhubarb by the time the 
rest is beginning to grow. Light is not essential to its 
growth, and it is often grown under greenhouse benches, 
and can be grown in boxes in a light cellar. 
Linnaeus — Early, large and tender. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 20c.; 

X lb. 40c. ; lb. $1.50. 
Myatt's Victoria — Very large; later than the Lin- 
naeus. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 20c.; X 'b- 40c.; Ih. $1.50. 
Roots — 25c. each, $2.00 per dozen. 


Winter squashes are very tender, and it is 
useless to plant them until the soil is quite warm, 
and all danger of frost is passed. There is no need 
of hurrying in planting, as they make a rapid and lux- 
uriant growth. Plant in well manured hills, the same 
as for cucumbers and melons; the bush varieties four 
feet apart each way, and the running sorts nine feet 
apart. Ten or twelve seeds should be planted in a hill, 
and when danger from bugs is past thin to three and 
four plants. I save my squashes from the black squash 
bug by hoeing the earth around the stems, close up 
under the lower leaves, which keeps the bugs away 
from the stems, where the damage is done. If this is 
done two or three times very little damage can be done 
by the bugs. Winter squashes should be well ripened 
or they will lack in sweetness and will not winter well. 
The test of ripeness is a hard shell. 


Early Summer Crookneck — The best summer 
squash; skin yellow, covered with wartery excres- 
cences. My seed of this variety is pure and true 
Pkt. 5c., oz. IOC. ; % lb. 20c.; lb. 65c. 



Mammoth Summer Crookneck — I have grown this 
new so-called Improved Crookneck the past two 
seasons, but do not find it any better than my own 
strain. But it may prove valuable. Gardeners should 
give it a trial. My seed is from headquarters and is 
genuine. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. ; ^ lb. 25c.; lb. 75c. 

Early Bush Scallop, White — An early market 
variety, bearing abundantly. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc; Jib. 
20c. ; lb. 65c. 

The Fordhook — This new squash is attracting much 
attention. It is early and one of the longest keepers, 
and of the best quality. The meat is thick, dry, 
rich and sweet. It can be also used at any stage of 
growth as a summer squash. Pkt. 5c.; oz. lOc; }i( 
lb. 25c. ; lb. 90c 

Boston Marrow — An old popular fall variety; bright 
orange color, oval form, a good keeper and unsur- 
passed in flavor. Pkt. 5c. ; oz loc. ; lb. 20c. ; lb. 
65 c. 

Winter Crookneck — Largely grown in some states, 
sweet, fine-flavored, hardy and a good keeper. Pkt. 
5c.; oz. IOC ; ^ lb. 20c : lb. 65c. 


The Hubbard — This is the most popular of the winter 
squashes, and more generally grown than any other; 
remarkable for its productiveness and keeping qual- 
ities, but it must ripen thoroughly fwhich will be 
known by a very hard shell) or it will be watery and 
lack sweetness, and will not keep through the winter. 
Pkt. 5c.; oz. IOC. ; )4 lb. 20c.; lb. 75c. 

Marblehead — A fine winter squash, resembling the 
Hubbard; skin a pale green; sweet and dry, but 
somewhat variable . Pkt. 5c.; oz, loc. ; ^ lb 20c.; 
lb. 75c. 


The Sibley, or Pike's Peak — A novelty in squashes, 
the stem end being the largest. The shape and color 
of the seeds mark it as an original production. Pale 
green in color, and the flesh a bright orange, fine 
grained and possessing a delicate flavor. We have 
found it excellent for pies in winter. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 
IOC. ; X lb. 20c. ; lb. 65c. 

Essex Hybrid, or Hard Shell Turban — A cross 
between the Hubbard and Turban, being the color 
and shape of the Turban, and having the dryness 
and hard shell of the Hubbard; fine grain and very 
sweet; of quick growth and a good keeper. Pkt. 5c.; 
oz. IOC. ; ^ lb. 20c.; lb. 75c. 

SflLiSipY, 01^ VEGETilBLiE 


This delicious vegetable 
is considered by many a great 
luxury. It is used for soups, 
and possesses a flavor similar 
to the oyster, for which it is 
sometimes used as a substi- 
tute. No family should be 
without it for early spring 
use. To be grown in perfec- 
tion it requires a good strong 
soil. Sow and cultivate the 
same as carrots. It is usually 
left in the ground until spring, 
though it can be used in the 
late autumn. 

White French— The com- 
mon standard variety. Pkt. 
sc.: oz. IOC. ; X lb. 30c.; 
lb. $1.15. 
Mammoth Sandwich 
Island — Anew variety, ex- 
tra large and pure white. 
Pkt. 5c.; oz. 15c.; X lb- 
40c.; lb. $1.50. 

SALSIFY. -pjjjg jg injportant crop 

for the market gardener, and of easy culture. For 
summer use sow very early in the spring, in drills one 
foot apart, and thin the plants to three inches. For 
the early spring crop, sow in September, in well-drained 
soil, and on the approach of severe cold weather, cover 
with straw or litter. 

New Thick-Leaved Round — Equally good for fall 
and spring sowing; large thick-leaves; gives a greater 
bulk of ciop than the prickly. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. loc. ; 
% lb. I2C, ; lb. 30c. 

Long Standing — A new, fine and large variety; leaves 
crimped and thick flesh. Valuable for spring sow- 
ing, as it will stand longer than any other sort with- 
out running to seed. Pkt. sc.; oz. loc: X lb- 12c.; 
lb. 30c. 


Connecticut Seed Leaf — The variety that is grown 
in the Northern States. Pkt. lOc; oz, 2sc. ; % lb- 
75c.; lb. $2.75. 


^^"JlalJ ounces at ounce rates. 

To obtain early tomatoes the plants must be started 
in a hot-bed or greenhouse, and when two inches high 
transplant into a hot-bed, four inches apart. When 
the weather becomes warm, in this latitude, about the 
20th of May, transplant into the field, three and one- 
half teet apart each way. If the soil is too rich, they 
will be apt to make a rank growth of vines rather than 
fruiting freely. A light, rather sandy soil is the best. 
Pinching or cutting off the ends of the vines will hasten 
the ripening of the fruit. Plants for a small garden 
may be started in a box or flower pot in the house. 
Early Ruby — A new tomato, the earliest we have 
grown. Those who wish to try this new tomato we 
can furnish the genuine seed which we grew last 
season. Pkt. 5c.;oz. 30c.; % lb. 8oc. ; lb. $3.00. 
Atlantic Prize — Introduced as a new tomato, but by 
two tests last season I found it identical with the 
Early Ruby. Pkt. sc. ; oz. 30c. ; % lb. 8oc. ; lb. 




Dwarf Champion Tomato — This new tomato was 
the best of all the tomatoes we grew last year. It 
was round, smooth and solid. It is very prolific. 
The growth of the plant is different from other 
tomatoes, being upright, dwarfish and stocky, hold- 
ing the fruit well up from the ground. The foliage 
is also different from other tomatoes. It should be 
set on strong land. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 30c.; ]^ lb, 75c.; 
lb. $2.50. 

Bond's Early Minnesota — A new e.xtra early tomato, 
originated by C. S. Bond of Minnesota. It is medium 
size, rouud, smooth and bright red. By a double 
test last season it proved to be as early as the Early 
Ruby and smoother. See illustration, page 21. Per 
pkt. 15c. ; oz. 60c. 

Ig^notum — New; a large, smooth, round tomato, strong 
grower and very productive. Promises well. Pkt. 
5c.; oz. 25c.; yi lb. 75c.; lb. $2 50. 

Ponderosa — The Jumbo of tomatoes. Mr. Hender- 
son's new tomato. Remarkable for its size. Pkt. 
IOC. ; oz. 50c. 

New Peach — A new and very distinct tomato. Fruit 
is uniform in size, and resembles a peach in shape, 
color and size, and covered with a bloom like a peach. 
The skin is thin and can be peeled off same as a 
peach; flavor rich and delicious. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 30c 

Livingston's Beauty — One of Livingston's new 
tomatoes. Large,' smooth and solid. The color 
somewhat resembles the Acme; ripens early; valu- 
able. Pkt. sc.; oz. 25c.; yi lb. 75c,; lb. $2.50. 

Livingston's Favorite — A new tomato originate^i by 
Mr. Livingston, who produced the Acme and Para- 
gon, and combines the good qualities of both. It is 
a large, smooth, dark red, solid tomato; ripens evenly 
and does not crack or rot ; very prolific and bears 
shipping long distances. Pkt. 5c ; oz. 25c.; % lb. 
60c.; lb. $2.25, 


New Stone — A very fine new tomato. Large size, 
round and always smooth and very solid; bright red 
and handsome. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 30c.; j4' lb. 8oc.; lb. 

Mikado, or Turner's Hybrid — Very large and 
most productive of all the tomatoes. The yield is 
enormous. Part of them have a tendency to grow 
rough, and part of them are round, smooth, and the 
most handsome tomato grown Color, a reddish pink, 
something like the Acme. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 25c.; ^ lb. 
75c. ; lb. $2.50. 

Acme — One of the earliest and handsomest varieties; 
color peculiar, crimson with purplish tinge ; fruit 
large, perfectly smooth and solid. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 25c.; 
% lb. 60c.; lb. $2.00. 

Paragon — A first-class tomato, resembling the Acme, 
except in color, which is a dark red; very solid, ripens 
evenly, heavy foliage and does not sunburn. Pkt. 5c.; 
oz. 25c.; \ lb. 6oc. ; lb. $2 00. 

Volunteer — A new tomato, much sought after by those 
who grow tomatoes for canning. It is early, large 
size, very smooth, without any core and ripens up 
evenly. Color a dark, rich crimson and an abundant 
bearer. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 25c.; \ lb. 75c.; lb. $2.50. 

General Grant — A very superior tomato for canning 
purposes, as it ripens rapidly and evenly; large size 
and good quality. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 25c.; \ lb. 60c.; 
lb. $2.00. 

Pear Shaped— Fine for preserving and pickling. Pkt. 
5c,; oz. 30c. 

Extra Early Milan — A new varie- 
ty, purple top and strap leaf; early 
as the Purple Top Munich, which is 
inclined to be hot and bitter, while 
the Milan is mild and sweet. 
Pkt. sc.; oz. loc; \ lb. 20c. ; 
lb. 70c. 

Early Snow Ball, or Six Weeks — 

EARLY MILAN. Solid and sweet, small and of very 
quick growth. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. ; \ lb. 20c.; lb. 60c. 

Purple Top, Strap Leaved— This is the general 
favorite of the flat varieties. Early and of excellent 
quality. Grown everywhere. Pkt. sc.; oz. loc. ; 
i lb. 15c. ; lb. 4SC. 

White Top, Strap-Leaved— Similar to the Purple 
Top, except in color. One of the best either for 
market or family use. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. ; Jib. 15c.; 
lb. 45c. 



Purple Top, White Globe— Similar to Purple Top, 
Strap Leaf, except it is globe shape instead of flat; 
a handsome Turnip and becoming very popular with 
market gardeners. Pkt. sc.; oz. loc. ; \ lb. 15c.; 
lb. 50c. 

Early White Egg— Nearly egg shape; fine grained 
and sweet, a quick-growing turnip; can be sown as 
late as the middle of August. Pkt. £c. ; oz. loc; 
\ lb. 20c. ; lb. 6oc. 


Yellow Globe, or Golden Ball — Good size and globe 

shape, a paler yellow than the Yellow Stone. Pkt. 

5C. ; oz. IOC. ; i lb. 20c. ; lb. 60c. 
Orange Jelly — A beautiful yellow globe turnip; grows 

to a good size; one of the best for the table. Pkt. 

5c.; oz. loc; iVo. 15c.; lb. 50c. 
Early Yellow Stone — Resembles the Orange Jelly, 

but does not grow quite so large and is a better 

keeper; color a deep rich yellow. Pkt. 5c.; oz, loc. ; 

i lb. 15c.; lb. 50c. 
Early White Stone — Similar to above, except in 

color; globe shape. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc,; i lb. 15c.; 

lb. 50c. 

White Norfolk — A large free growing white turnip, 
popular for feeding. Pkt 5c.; oz. loc. ; i lb. 15c.; 
lb. 45c. 

Sweet German — A white turnip, closely resembling 
the Ruta Baga. Flesh white, firm and sweet; very 
popular in the Eastern States; keeps well through the 
winter and one of the best table turnips for spring 
use. Pkt. 5c ; oz. loc; ilb. 15c. ; lb. 50c. 


Carter's Imperial Purple Top — A very fine Ruta 
Baga for market gardeners; very smooth and hand- 
some; grows to good size, very solid, and a great 
favorite wherever grown; fine for either table use or 
for feeding. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. ; Jib. 15c.; lb. 50c. 

American Improved Purple Top — Very hardy and 
productive; flesh yellow, solid and sweet; keeps until 
summer; grows to large size and is one of the best 
for feeding stock. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. ; i lb. 15c.; lb. 

White Sweet Swede — Sometimes called White Rus- 
sian; large, sweet and productive; fine for table use 
late in the spring. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. ; i lb. 15c.; 
lb. 50c. 

Skirving's Liverpool — Of large size, very solid and 
good quality; said to be the best for a shallow soil. 
Pkt. 5c.; oz. IOC ; i lb. 15c.; lb. 45c. 


Cabbage Plants — Henderson's Early Summer, grown 
under glass, ready April 20th. Per 100, 60c., if by 
mail, prepaid. 75c. per 100. Plants for main crop, 
not grown under glass, ready June loth. All Seasons, 
Foltler's Brunswick, Flat Dutch, etc., per 100, 25c., 
if by mail, 40c.; per 1,000, $2.00. In lots of 5,000, 
|i. 75 per 1,000; in lots of 10,000, $1.50 per 1,000; 
20,000 and over $1.25 per 1,000. 

Henderson's Early Summer and Succession, for late 
setting. Will form good heads if set any time in July. 
Prices same as above. 

Cauliflower Plants — Hardy plants grown in the open 
air, ready June xsth. Henderson's Early Snowball, 
per 100, 75c.; per 1,000, $6.00; if by mail, prepaid, 
$1.00 per 100. Early Paris and Algiers, per lOO, 
50c. ; per i,oog,$4.oo; by mail, prepaid, 70c. per 100. 

Celery Plants— Golden Self-Blanching, White Plume, 
Golden Heart and Kalamazoo, ready for setting June 
20th. Per 100, 30c., if by mail, 50c. ; per 1,000, by 
express, charges paid by purchaser, $2.50; in lots of 
5,000, $2 00 per 1,000; in lots of 10,000, $1.75 per 

Tomato Plants — Grown under glass, plants ready 
May loth. All the leading sorts, per 100, $1.00, if 
prepaid, $1.30; per 1,000, by express, not prepaid, 

Pepper Plants — Grown under glass, ready June ist. 
Large Sweet Bell, per dozen, by mail, prepaid, 50c., 
not prepaid, 40c. 

Egg Plants — Grown under glass, ready June ist. 
Improved New York Purple, per dozen, by mail, pre- 
paid, 70c., not prepaid, 50c. 

USHpOli flHHBS. 

No garden is complete 
without a few herbs for fla- 
voring soups, meats, etc. 
Sow the seeds early in the 
spring in shallow drills one 
foot apart ; when a few inches 
high, thin out or transplant 
at proper distances. Gather 
on a dry day just before they 
come into full blossom and 
dry in the shade. Pack away 
closely so as to exclude them from the dust and air. 
Caraway — The seed is used for flavoring cake, etc. , 
also for confectionery. Perennial. Height, two 
feet. Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. ; i lb. 30c.; lb. $1.00. 
Dill — The leaves are used to flavor soups, and the seeds 
are put into pickles to heighten the flavor and give 
them a pungent taste. Pkt 5c. ; oz. loc. 
Lavender — An aromatic medicinal herb. Height, two 

feet. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 20c. 
Marjoram, Sweet— For seasoning. Height, one foot. 

Pkt. 5c.; oz. 25c. 
Sage, Broad Leaf — The leaves are used in sausage, 
stuffing and sauces; perennial. Height, 18 inches. 
Pkt, 5c.; oz. 20c.; i lb. 50c.; lb. $1.75- 
Sage Roots — By mail, 20c. each; $1.50 per dozen. 
Savory, Summer — For seasoning soups, etc. Height, 

one foot. Pkt. 5c.; oz. 15c. 
Thyme, Broad Leaved English — For seasoning, 
etc. Height, one foot. Pkt. 5c. ; oz. 30c. 

This Dibble is a convenient tool for setting all kinds of plants. 
It is made of iron, and thoroughly finished. Every one who grows 
cabbages or celery should have it. 

Price 35c. If by mail add loc. for postage. 

lUeavefs Dibble. 




The following prices do not include bags. Stark A bags, 20 cents; other good bags, ij cents. 

Atwell Cora — I have grown this variety of corn on 
my farm for twenty-five years, for the reason that 
I have not been a'ble to find a better. It is an early, 
twelve-rowed, yellow flint corn. It gives a good 
yield of corn, and makes a heavy growth of stalks. 
On account of its earliness, I have found it especially 
valuable to raise in situations that are liable to early 
frosts in the fall. 

The Goodwill — An eight-rowed yellow flint corn that 
is early and yields well ; makes a fine ear lo and 12 
inches long, with large kernels and very small cob, 
which makes it easy to husk. Those who prefer an 
eight-rowed corn should give it a trial. 
Prices of Field Corn. — Large pkts. loc. ; qt., pre- 
paid, 30c.; qt., not prepaid, 15c.; pk., ears, 40c.; bu., 
ears, $1.00. 

American Banner Oats — This new variety of oats 
promises to be what its name indicates, the " Banner 
Oats " of the country. In the trial for the $500 prize 
offered by the American Agriculturist for the largest 
crop of oats, this variety yielded 96 bushels to the 
acre. The grain is white, large and plump, the 
straw stiff, and stands up well. In comparison with 
the Welcome, Wide Awake and Probestier, it out- 
yielded them all. Lb., prepaid, 25c.; pk. 40c. bu. 

White Swedish Oats— A variety of Jwhite oats that 
yields large crops of heavy oats. My seed weighs 
38 pounds to the measured bushel. Lb., prepaid, 
25c.; pk. 40C. : bu. $1.00. 

Buckwheat, Japanese — A new and distinct variety 
The kernels are about twice the size of ordinary 
buckwheat. It is earlier than the Sil/er Hull, and 
the yield is about double. It branches more and 
does not need to be sown as thickly as other varieties. 
Lb., prepaid, 25c.; pk. 40c.; bu. $1.00. 

Silver Hull Buckwheat — This variety will make 
more flour to the bushel than any other. The kernel 
is small, hard and bright, and the hull very thin. 
For flour there is no other equal to it. Lb., prepaid, 
30c.; pk. 50c.; bu. .fi.50. 

Ensilage, or Fodder Corn — Those who have not 
grown the Ensilage Corn for fodder purposes cannot 
begin too soon . It is the cheapest food for cattle 
during the winter that can be raised on the farm. It 
is better than either hay or corn stalks. The yield 
per acre is immense. We tie it in bundles when cut, 
and before the winter put it into shocks and wire it 
at the top. Put up in this way it will keep fresh and 
sweet all winter. We shall have in the season the 

St. Charles — Which we have sold for the past four 
years, and everyone likes it. It is a Red Cob White 
Dent Corn ; grows 10 to 12 feet high, matures 
early, and where sown in drills not too thick matures 
good ears. 

Pride of the North — A Yellow Dent Corn, one of 
the earliest, and will mature in this climate, latitude 
43 degrees. 

Southern Sweet — A large, free-growing White 
Dent Corn. Yields heavy crops of fodder. 
Prices of Fodder Corn, the market price at time of 






Grass is the most important crop of the farm. The value of the hay crop in the State of New York is 
greater than all the wheat, corn, rye, oats and b.irley crops combined. Yet the farmers of the state give their 
main attention to these crops, and leave their grass lands to shift for themselves. If our grass lands were given 
the same attention that is given to other crops, we would realize a greater profit from our farms, and at the same 
time their fertility would be increased. Grass is the foundation of successful farming. 


Thousands of acres of meadow lands in this state scarcely yield a ton of second-quality hay to the acre ; 
when, with proper seeding and fertilizers, they would just as easily yield two and three tons of first-class hay. 
Other thousands of acres of pasture lands are covered with weeds, thistles and mulleins, among which lean and 
unprofitable cattle seek for a bare subsistence, where we ought to see fat herds feeding upon the luxurious grasses 
our soil and climate are so well adapted to produce. It is time our farmers gave this subject their attention. 

As a crop for market there is nothing that can be more profitably raised by Eastern farmers than hay. Hay 
being a bulky crop to ship, the nearer it is grown to the point of consumption the more profitable it will be. 
With this crop the Eastern farmer has a clear advantage over the Western. 

Although Timothy is one of the most nutritious of the grasses, its after growth is always thin, and a close 
mowing, if followed by dry, hot weather, will nearly, if not entirely, kill the bulbous roots of the grass, leaving 
no aftermath at all. To keep this grass in the ground and to secure an aftermath that will be a protection against 
dry, hot weather, it should be sown with other meadow grasses that will ripen at the same time. 

The use of Orchard Grass is strongly recommended in place of Timothy, where the ox-eye daisy, English 
mustard and similar weeds are troublesome. In this latitude the Orchard Grass is fit to cut by the middle of 
June, before the daisy and other like pests are ripe enough to seed. The yield of Orchard Grass is full as heavy 
as Timothy, and it makes an excellent quality of hay to feed on the farm. Three years ago I seeded a meadow 
with Orchard Grass and Red Clover, and I was agreeably surprised, both at the quantity and quality of the hay. 
If some Alsike Clover had been sown with it, the yield would have been larger and the hay better. 

About two bushels of the mixed grasses should be sowed to the acre to insure a good seeding. The first cost 
will be more than the old way of seeding, but half a ton of hay per acre in the first crop will pay the additional 
cost of the seed, and the increased yield in the after crops will be all clear profit. In my own experience, the 
increased amount of afterfeed has more than paid for the increased cost of seeding. Pastures properly seeded 
will yield double the amount of feed that farmers usually get upon their pasture lands. 

The grasses recommended for Meadow Lands are : Titnothy, Orchard Grass, Meadow Fescue, Italian Rye 
Grass and the Clovers, Medium Red, and Alsike. 

For Pasture Lands : Kentucky Blue Grass, Orchard Grass, Red Top, Meadow Fescue and White Clover. 

The Orchard Grass Mixture, for meadows, being three-fourths Orchard Grass and one-fourth Meadow 
Fescue is $2.40 per bu. of 15 lbs. To this should be added 10 lbs. of mixed Clovers, in the proportion of 2 lbs. 
of Medium Red to i lb. of Alsike. But the Clover should be sown separately and in the spring. Price 
of clover, market rates. 

The Timothy Mixture, for meadows, being four quarts of Timothy, three-fourths of a bushel of Meadow 
Fescue and one-fourth of a bushtl of Italian Rye Grass, is $2.50 per bu. of 18 lbs. If Clover is wanted, 10 lbs. 
of the Mixed Clovers should be sown in the spring. 

The Pasture Mixture, being one-half Kentucky Blue Grass, one-fourth Orchard Grass, one-eighth Red 
Top, one-eighth Meadoiu Fescue and White Clover, is .$2.40 per bu. of 16 lbs. 

Lawn Grass — There is nothing that makes a home more attractive than a fine lawn. The seed should 
be sown quite early in the spring or early in September, the latter period being preferable when it can be done. 
Late spring sowing seldom makes a fine lawn. The soil should be quite fine and mellow and raked smooth. 
About three bushels should be sown to the acre to insure a thick growth. On small plats one quart to the square 
rod is a good allowance. 

My seed is one of the best mixtures for this climate, and contains Kentucky Blue Grass, Red Top, Meadow 
Fescue, Sweet Vernal and White Clover. Quart, prepaid, 25c. ; qt. not prepaid 20c. bu. 15 lbs.) |2. 50. 



Timothy — The most generally grown of all the grasses, 
and one of the most nutritious. Not adapted to pas- 
ture lands as it will not stand close cropping. (45 lbs. 
to the bushel.) Prices variable and will be given on 

Orchard Grass — One of the most valuable grasses 
for pasture or hay. It is one of the earliest and most 
rapid in growth of any, and the more it is cropped 
the better it seems to thrive. All kinds of stock 
seem to be partial to it as a pasture grass, and it is 
coming into more general use as a meadow grass. 
(14 lbs. to the bushel.) Bu. I2.25; qt. prepaid, 25c. 

Meadow Fescue — Of great value as a mixture of 
grasses for both meadows and pastures. It is taller 
and ripens somewhat later than Blue Grass. It is 
known in some sections as Evergreen Grass." It 
should be sown with Orchard Grass and Red Top 
for pastures and with Timothy and Italian Rye Grass 
for meadows. (18 lbs. to the bushel.) Bu $2 50; 
qt. , prepaid. 25c. 

Kentucky Bine Grass — Known in the Eastern states 
as ^' June Crass." The best of all the grasses for 
pastures and lawns. Forms a close, tine turf, and 
when well established, will stand close cropping. 
(14 lbs. to the bushel.) E.xtra clean seed per bu. 
$2.00; qt., prepaid, 20c. 

Red Top — A valuable grass in all mixtpres foi lawns, 
or pastures. Will grow in almost any soil, wet or 
dry. It is a hardy perennial, and produces an abun- 
dance of fine hay. Should not be omitted in seeding 
land where a close, fine turf is wanted. (14 lbs. to 
the bushel,) Bu. $1.25; qt., prepaid, 20c. 

Italian Rye Grass — A grass for all climates and all 
soils. One of the best for meadows in connection 
with Timothy as it makes a strong second crop or 
aftermath, which the Timothy often fails to do 
(18 lbs. to the bushel.) Bu. $2.25; qt. prepaid, 25c. 

German, or Golden Millet — Medium early: height 
three to five feet; seed round, golden yellow; produces 
abundantly of both stalk and grains. Sow half bushel 
to the acre. (48 lbs. to the bushel.) Bu. $1.50; lb., 
prepaid, 20c. 

Hungarian (Grass) Millet— One of the most valu- 
able of soiling plants; height two or three feet; with- 
stands drought and yields well on light soils; may be 
sown as late as July ist and produce a heavy crop. 
Sow half a bushel to the acre. (50 lbs. to the bushel.) 
Bu. $1.40; lb., prepaid, 20c. 


White — Valuable for lawns, and should be in every 
mixture for permanent pasture. Lb., prepaid, 30c. 
Price per bushel, the market rate. 

■ Medium Red —The common Red Clover grown every- 
where. If cut when in blossom it makes very good 
hay for cattle. Price given on application. 

Mammoth Red, or Pea Vine — A very large, coarse 
clover, much used for plowing under for green man- 
ure. The stalk is too coarse to make good dry 
fodder. Per bushel, market price given on applica- 
tion; lb., prepaid, 20c. 

Alsike, or Swedish— This variety of clover is of finer 
growth than the Red, and adds to the quantity and 
fineness of the hay when mixed with the Red. It is 
also well adapted to low, moist land. It produces 
very heavy crops under favorable circumstances, but 
is not adapted for green manure. The blossoms are 
very distinct and the size of the head is midway 
between the white and red clovers. Per bushel, the 
market price, lb., prepaid, 25c. 

Alfalfa, or Lucerne — A clover of great value, on 
deep, dry and light soils, where its tap root can 
penetrate to a considerable depth. When well esta- 
blished it produces several heavy cuttings during the 
season, and the fodder is suitable for all kinds of 
stock for either soiling or hay. It is somewhat 
difficult to secure a good stand, but where it will 
succeed it is the most valuable of all the clovers. It 
should not be cut the first year before August and 
then not closer to the ground than 8 or 10 inches. 
During the second year and afterwards it may be cut 
in June and three or four limes during the season. 
Lb., prepaid, 25c. Price per bushel, the market rate. 

Peter Henderson's testimony as to the value of Or- 
chard Grass: "Heretofore, the base grass, as it may be 
called, for the hay crop of our Northern states has 
been Timothy, but experiments that have been carried 
on for over twenty years has led me to believe that 
Orchard Grass, mixed with other sorts, in their proper 
proportions, so as to give the pasture a "body," as it 
is called, or a compactness of sod, is much better fitted 
to be the leading grass in a mixture, whether f r 
pasture or for hay. That eminent authority, Mr. 
William Crozier, places it, thus mixed, far in advance 
not only of Timothy, but of any other grass we have 
now in cultivation.'" 




14 ft. Iron Frame $3, 00 

16 ft. " 8.50 

14 ft. Wood Frame 7.00 

16 ft. " " 7.50 Price $3.50 each. 

These SEED SOWERS have been in use for several years, and have 
become the standard seed sowers for broadcast sowing^. No farmer who 
sows his grass seed by hand should be without one. 





Prices by the dozen include postage by mail; by the hundred they do not. 

For field culture the Red should be set in rows five feet apart, and three feet in the row; the Black in rows 
six feet apart and three and a half feet in the row. 


Shaffer's Colossal — The largest of all the raspberries 
and enormously productive. Berries a purplish dull 
red, sprightly flavor and slightly acid; fine for table 
or canning. Propagates by layering the tips the 
same as the Black Caps, and is probably a cross 
between the Red and the Black. Strong plants per 

doz. by mail prepaid 6oc. ; per loo not prepaid 

The Cuthbert — A superior berry for either home use 
or for market; large size, firm and productive. 
Strong plants 40c. per doz. by mail prepaid, $1.25 
per 100 not prepaid. 

Marlboro — A new berry much sought after ; dark red 
and very fine flavor. Strong plants 50c. per doz. by 
mail prepaid, $1.50 per 100 not prepaid. 





The Gregg — Berry very large and wonderfully pro- 
ductive; medium early and flavor very fine. Strong 
plants 50c. per doz. by mail prepaid, $1.50 per 100 
not prepaid. 

Ohio — A large sized berry, early and considered the 
best variety for drj'ing. Strong plants 40c. per doz. 
by mail prepaid, $1.25 per 100 not prepaid. 

By the dozen they are sent by mail prepaid. For field 
culture set in rows six feet apart and three feet in the 

The Snyder — The best Blackberry for the North, as 
it is vigorous and hardy and always reliable. Berries 
medium size, but sweet, juicy, and when fully ripe 
without a hard core in the center. It will stand a 
temperature of 20 degrees below zero without winter 
killing. Strong roots 60c. per dozen, by mail pre- 
paid; $1.50 per ICQ, not prepaid. 

The Kittatinny — One of the largest and best of the 
Blackberries, but liable in exposed situations to winter 
kill. In sheltered situations second to none. The 
berries are large, sweet and handsome. It is well 
worth trying except in the extreme North. Strong 
roots 70c. per dozen, by mail prepaid; $1.75 per 
100, not prepaid. 

Early Harvest— The earliest of the Blackberries and 
valuable on that account, either for home use or for 
market. It is medium size, handsome and very pro- 
ductive. Strong roots, 60c. per doz. by mail prepaid; 
$1.50 per 100 not prepaid. 


The plants should be set in 
rows 2)% feet apart and one foot 
apart in the row. Be careful to set 
the crown of the plants even with 
the surface of the ground. 

The price per dozen inchules 
the postage and they will be sent 
by mail prepaid, but the price 
per 100 does not. Twenty-five 
cents must be added to the price 
per 100 when ordered sent by 

The Wilson — An old standard 
sort, grown everywhere. It is 
the universal favorite with 
growers of small fruits. Strong 
plants, 30c. per doz. by mail 
prepaid, 75c. per 100 not pre- 
paid, $3.50 per 1000. 

Bubach — A 

Crescent Seedling — A bright scarlet berry, ripens 
early; is a strong grower and very productive. It 
has pistillate or imperfect blossoms and there must 
be some perfect flowered variety like the Wilson 
planted near them or the fruit will be imperfect. 
Strong plants 30c. per doz. by mail prepaid, 75c 
per 100 not prepaid, 13.50 per 1000. 

Sharpless— One of the largest strawberries and very 
popular; bright red and smooth. On strong soil one 
of the best, yielding large crops of beautiful berries. 
Flowers bi-sexual or perfect. Plants 30c. per doz., 
by mail prepaid, 75c. per 100 not prepaid ; $4.00 
per 1000. 

great producer of large, bright crimson 
berr;es, handsome in appearance and fine quality. 
One of the best market berries. Ripens with Cres- 
cent Seedling. Flowers pistillate or imperfect and 
should be set near a bi-sexual variety. Strong plants 
30c. per doz. by mail prepaid, 75c, per 100 not 
prepaid, I4.00 per 1000. 
Swindle — A new berry, ripens late, and one of the 
most productive of all. Leaf and fruit stalks long 
and stout, branches freely and often thirty to forty 
berries form on a single cluster ; blooms medium to 
late, and one of the last to ripen. Flowers pistillate 
or imperfect. Strong plants 60c. per doz. by mail 

" God doubtless could have made a better berry than the strawberry, 
but He doubtless never did." 




So many books have been written on the cultivation of the Grape that it is not necessary to give special direc- 
tions here. Only this caution to beginners: it is only the new mood of one year that bears fruit the next. The 
same cane never bears fruit twice. In pruning cut away nine-tenths of the previous year's growth to get the 
largest amount of fruit. The growth of too much wood is at the expense of the fruit. 

I give only the choicest varieties, but can supply others when wanted. 



|Copy of a part of a photograph of a 
pIAGARA vine, planted 1878, as it ap- 
peared Fall 1880, with 63 clusters weigh- 
jing 26>^ lbs., on 48 inches bearing wood 

The Niagara — The leading White Grape. Too well 
known to need description. There is probably no 
other grape so extensively grown for eating out of 
hand. Growth very vigorous and an immense bearer 
of large beautiful bunches of rich, luscious fruit. No 
collection should be made up without it. Strong two 
year old vines, 20c. each, piepaid; per dozen, $1.50, 

Moore's Early — A fine Black Grape, about two weeks 
earlier than Concord. Bunch and berries both large. 
One of the best of the very early grapes. Strong 
two year old vines, 25c. each; per dozen, I2.00. 

Brighton — One of the be^t and earliest of the Red 
Grapes Fruit good size and fine flavor. Very de>i- 
rable. Strong two year old vines, 20c. each, per 
dozen. $1 50, 

Concord— The Grape for the million, grown every- 
where. Black, hardy, early and popular. Strong 
two year old vines, 15c. each; per dozen, $1.00. 

Worden — A seedling of the Concord, which it closely 
resembles; but the berries are larger and finer flavored 
and ripen earlier. Considered by many the best of 
the Black Grapes. Strong planis, 20c. each; per 
dozen, $1.50. 

Delaware — The Queen of the Grapes. Bunches very 
compact and shouldered ; berries light red, rather 
small, thin skin, very juicy, without any bard pulp, 
spicy and flavor delicious. He who does not enjoy a 
Delaware Grape should go where Grapes are not 

grown. Vines not very vigorous, but hardy. Strong 
two year old vines, 15c. each; per dozen, $1.00. 

Pocklington — A large, light golden-yellow grape of 
the best qualhy — better than the Niagara, though not 
so well known. The vine is a vigorous grower, very 
hardy ; bunches large and shouldered : berries large, 
thickly set, juicy and sweet to the center. Ripens 
with the Concord. Strong 2-year vines, 25c. each ; 
per doz. I2.00. 

Catawba — The old standard red grape, both for table 
use and wine making ; rather late ; but where- it will 
ripen, the best. Berries red, good size; flavor sprightly 
and rich. Strong 2 year vines, 15c. each ; per doz. 
$1 00. 

Agawam (Rogers No. 15) — Berries large, red, early, 
and of a rich aromatic flavor, much liked by many. 
Considered by Mr. Rogers as the best of his nev 
hybrids. Strong 2-year vines, 20c. each ; per doz. 

Salem (Rogers No. 22) — A red grape resembling the 
Catawba, but as early as the Delaware. Hardy and 
vigorous ; fruit very sweet, with a sprightly, aromatic 
flavor, more delicate than Agawam. Strong 2 year 
vines, 20c. each ; per doz $1.50. 

Wilder (Rogers No. 4) — Large and black ; fine qual- 
ity ; the best of the black hybrids ; medium early, 
hardy and prolific. Strong 2-year vines, 15c. each ; 
Per doz. $1.00. 


Price, 30 cents each. 




When properly managed Currants are the most 
profitable fruit that can be grown for market. Two 
hundred bushels to the acre is no unusual crop, and 
they are worth from three to four dollars per bushel. 
They require a cool, moist soil. Set five feet apart 
each way. Trim out the old wood and let the new 
canes spring up from the roots. If troubled with the 
green currant worm use White Hellebore freely. Prices 
by the dozen i>iclude posla^^c. 

Fay's Prolific — The most prolific of all Currants. 
Color, a bright red. In size, equal to the Cherry, 
less acid and three times as prolific. Stems four to 
six inches long, filled with the finest fruit, which does 
not drop from the stem like other Currants. Very 


popular. Per dozen, $1.25, by mail prepaid 
100, $8.00, not prepaid. 

Cherry — One of the largest of the Red Currants. An 
old standard sort for market and grown everywhere. 
Very productive. Per dozen, 75c., by mail prepaid ; 
per 100, S5 00, not prepaid. 

Versailles— The largest of the Currants. Fruit a 
bright red. Bushes very vigorous and prolific. Should 
be in every garden. Per dozen, 75c., by mail pre- 
paid; per 100, not prepaid, $5.00. 

White Grape— The finest of the White Currants. 
Fruit, a yellowish white, mild acid, quality excellent. 
One of the very best for the table. Per dozen, 75c., 
by mail prepaid; per 100, $5.00, not prepaid. 




I have made arrangements with one of the leading Nurseries of Rochester to supply anything in the 
line of Apple, Pear, Peach, Plum and other fiuit trees that may be ordered. Each order will be carefully packed 
and shipped directly from the Nursery. Your orders will be strictly attended to and shipped as soon as it can be 
done.safely. Prices given on application. 


tompkin's county king. 




My list of flower seeds embraces all the standard sorts, and such as every lover of flowers delights to raise. 
They are varieties that I grow myself, and I hope to keep my flower seeds up to the same high standard that^my 
vegetable seeds have maintained. 

Success in the cultivation of flowers depends upon a knowledge of their habits of growth and the condi- 
tions requisite for their fullest development. Plants poorly developed may produce blossoms, but not of a sort to 
please the eye or satisfy the grower. To secure flowers that are a source of pleasure to both grower and beholder, 
the plants must be of vigorous growth and fully developed. 

The first condition is a proper soil, which should be light, friable and porous, and not liable to become 
dry and hard. A stiff, heavy clay soil, or that which is too dry, should be avoided. The soil must be prepared 
by thoroughly pulverizing, and made fine and smooth by careful raking. Then remember, in sowing the seeds, 
the following particulars : 

Do not sow the seed when the ground is wet and heavy. 

Do not cover fine seed too deep. The general rule is to cover about three times the diameter of the seed. 

Press the soil firmly about the seed. 

Shade the ground if it dries out too quickly. Sometimes a Newspaper fastened over the seed will answer. 
Do not. be in too much of a hurry for the seed to come up. Some seeds germinate very slowly. 
Do not pull up your flowers for weeds before you know the difference. 

Finally, by exercising care, patience and perseverance, you may expect flowers that will amply_ repay all 
the labor bestowed upon them. But do not scatter your seed broadcast and at random, and then wait to get 
" something for nothing." You will be disappointed if you do. 


A hardy annual, flowering from 
early spring till frost. Flowers are 
pure white, and of a peculiar delicate 
fragrance ; very useful in making all 
kinds of bouquets ; grows freely from 
the seed in the open ground, and 
makes a very pretty border for a bed. 
Alyssum, Sweet — A hardy annual ; 
flowers small and sweet; in clusters; 6 inches. Pkt. 5c. 


No flower is more popular 
than the Aster, and few have 
held so high a place in popular 
esteem for so many years. The 
seed m'ay be sown during the 
months of March and April, 
under a frame or in the green- 
house and transplanted in May. 
The Aster, like the Dahlia, is 
essentially a fall flower, and 
there is no haste in sowing the 
seed in the spring. Set the 
plants from six inches to one 
foot apart, according to the size 
and habit of the variety. The 
Aster requires considerable 

water, and liquid manure may be applied, occasionally, 
with good results. The large flowering varieties should 
be supported with stakes. 

Annuals embrace the larger part of the flowers usually grown in our 
gardens. They make a quick growth, blossom the first year, and then 
ripen their seed for future seeding. Some, like the Phlox, Petunia and 
Verbena, furnish a continuous bloom till late in the fall ; and some, like 
the Pansy and Verbena, are quite hardy and, if properly cared for, will 
live through the winter and blossom the second year. Some of the 
annuals are also beautiful climbers, like the Convolvulus and Ipomcea. 
The Tropaeolum furnishes both the dwarf and climbing Nasturtiums 

Newest Dwarf Bouquet — About eight inches high, 
each plant looks like a bouquet of flowers ; fine for 
edging or small beds. Different colors mixed. Pkt. 


Truffaut's Paeony-Flowered Perfection — Two 

feet in length ; large, beautiful flowers ; petals long, 
a little reflexed. Mixed colors. Pkt. loc. 

New Victoria — About two feet high. One of the 
finest Asters in cultivation ; flowers large and double. 
Mixed colors. Pkt. 15c. 

New Rose — Two feet in height; robust, large flowers; 
petals finely imbricated and of great substance ; one 
of the very best. Mixed colors. Pkt. 15c. 

The Balsam is one of the 
most beautiful and popular of 
our annuals. Our climate is 
wonderfully adapted to the 
growth of the Balsam, and with 
a good, rich soil, and decent 
care, plants and flowers of the 
greatest excellence are pro- 
duced. Sow in a frame or bed, 
and transplant when 2 or 3 
inches in height. The Balsam 
loves a warm place. When the 
plants appear to be making too 
thick a head, so as to hide the 
flowers, it is a good plan to cut 
out some of the branches when sma'l. 



Balsam, Camellia-Flowered — Double, perfect in 

form. Mixed colors. Pkt. loc. 
Camellia-Flowered, Spotted — Very double, spotted 

with white. Mixed colors. Pkt. loc. 


The Marigold is one of the 
oldest inhabitants of the flower 
garden and still very popular. 
Half hardy annuals, in blocm 
till frost. 

Calendula, Officinalis Le 

Proust-Uniformly double; 
nankeen, edged with brown . 
Pkt. 5C. 
Meteor — The handsomest of 
the Calendulas ; perfi ctly 
double, and beautifully 
striped, the petals having a 
creamy center, edged with 
orange yellow. Pkt. 5c. 



Known as Bachelor's 
Button. A showy, 
hardy annual, pc p- 
ular everywhere. 
Pkt. 5c. 

{^Campanula Medtutn.) 

Handsome, hardy biennial, rich color and profuse 
bloom Their large, bell-shaped flowers are freelv pro- 
duced throughout the summer and are strikingly hand- 

Canterbury Bell- 
colors. Pkt. 5c. 

■Plant about two feet high; mixed 

CASTOR ^^RH—{.Jiicinus.) 

A tall, stately plant, with large, glossy green leaves 
and long spikes bearing seed. An elegant plant for 
the lawn or the center of a flower bed. Start in a hot- 
bed and transplant when three leaves have formed, or 
plant where they are to remain. It grows in rich soil 
8 to 10 feet high. Mixed varieties. Pkt. loc. 


A very brilliant class of hardy 
annuals about two feet high. 
A very showy border plant, 
producing flowers in nearly 
every shade of yellow, orange, 
crimson, red and brown. If 
the seed pods are removed as 
they appear, the plant will re- 
main in bloom much longer. 
The seeds grow readily, and 
may be sown where they are to 

Calliopsis Lanceolata — Golden Yellow, one of the 

finest for cutting. Pkt. loc. 
Calliopsis — Mixed colors. Pkt 5c. 


Universally known and 
cultivated and indispensable 
for cutting. It blooms free- 
ly and is perfectly hardy, so 
that most kinds may be 
sown in the earliest Spring, 
or even in the Autumn. Its 
neat little clusters of flowers 
are quite a treasure to the 
bouquet maker. The pre- 
vailing colors are white and 
purple, though some new 
kinds are verging on the 
crimson and carmine. 

Candytuft, Empress — Pure white, strong, 
grower, finest variety in cultivation. Pkt. loc. 
Candytuft — Mixed colors. Pkt =;c. 




The great demand for the annual varieties has 
brought the Chrysanthemum into general favor. They 
are showy and effective in the garden and very desirable 
for cut flowers. Seed sown in the Spring will produce 
large and vigorous plants by Fall, and will give a pro- 
fusion of fine flowers. The seed germinates quickly, 
and the plants make a rapid growth. 
Tricolor Eclipse — A very showy variety; the flowers 

are a pure golden yellow, with a purplish scarlet 

center, and the disc a dark brown. Pkt. loc. 
Lord Beaconsfield — Crimson, maroon edges and 

striped sfold, brown eye and ringed yellow. Pkt. loc. 
Double White— Pkt. 5c. 
Double Yellow— Pkt. 5c. 



C0CKSC0|VIB— (C^^xza.) 


The Cockscomb is 
so named because it 
resembles the comb of 
that bird. There are 
several colors, red, 
orange and yellow, 
but the bright reds 
are the best. These 
combs are often grown 
to a foot or more 
across the top. The 
New Japan Cocks- 
comb far excels every 
other variety in the 
varied forms and 
beauty of the combs 

and the brilliancy of their color. 
New Japan— An entirely new and distinct and very 
beautiful variety. Pkt. loc. 

niR\iTH^S— [Pinks.) 

The varieties of Dianthus 
known as Chinese Pinks and 
Japan Pinks are among the 
most brilliant of our garden 
flowers. IMants of the tall 
sorts are from twelve to fif- 
teen inches in height. Seed 
may be sown in the spring 
tinder glass or in a seed-bed. 
Dianthus Chinensis — Be-t 
double varieties, mi.\ed. 
Pkt. 5c, 
Heddewigii, Japan Pink- 
Large flower, three inches 
in diameter, beautiful rich 
colors, finely marked. 
Pkt. IOC 


{See Calendula.) 


A well-known hardy annual, pro- 
ducing exceedingly fragrant flowers 
on spikes five and six inches long. 
If sown at intervals during the 
spring and early summer, it will 
blossom the whole season. No gar- 
den should be without it. 
Reseda Odorata — The common 

Sweet Mignonette. Pkt. 5c. 
Parson's New White — Flowers 
almost pure white, borne on spikes 
six to eight inches long, and of 
great fragrance. Pkt. 5c. 



Helianthus is the well-known old 
Sunflower; coarse, tall plants, from 
four to eight feet in height; bright 
yellow flowers. The Sunflower is 
not only an ornamental flower, but 
its seed is valuable as a food pro- 
duct for poultry. It is the best 
egg producing food that can be fed 
to fowls, and it can be raised 
cheaper than corn. It is very productive and is about 
the only plant that will produce a good crop without 
care or cultivation. 

Plant the seed in corners and odd places, at any time 
from early spring till July, and it will take care of itself. 
Black Seeded -The old common Sunflower; usually 
produces several small heads besides the central head, 
and is very productive of seed. The best for poultry. 
Pkt. 5c ; oz. IOC. ; lb. 40c. 
Mammoth White Russian— White Seeded— Has 
one very large head and seeds large; but sometimes 
do not fill well as far north as 43 degrees. Pkt. 5c.; 
oz. IOC. ; lb 40c. 

Inclosed find order for seeds. Your seeds are the 
best I have ever had in my long exp-^rienceasa gardener. 
Your water-cleaned seeds cannot be equalled. 



I send you another order for seed, it being my third 
order. I have always found your seeds reliable and large 
packages for the money. 



A bed of Dwarf Nastur- 
tiums (Tropseolum Minus,) 
forms an attractive feature in 
the flower garden. It is a 
hardy annual, grows about a 
foot high, and will blossom all 
the season. If the soil is not 
too rich the flowers will be 
more brilliant. 

Nasturtium, Dwarf {Tro- 
ptcohim Minus) — Mixed. 
Pkt. 5C. 


Petunias are unsurpassed 
for massing in beds Their 
richness in color, duration 
of bloom and easy culture 
will always render them 
popular. Few flowers make 
a more showy bed than the 
Petunias, giving flowers 
from early summer until the 
early frosts. The seed may 
be sown in the open ground, 
but they will come into 
bloom much earlier if sown 
under glass, and trans- 
planted about I ]i feetapart. 
Be careful not to cover the 
small seeds too deep. petunias. 
Petunias — Fine mixed. Pkt. loc. 


The Poppy is becoming 
quite fashionable again. 
The annual varieties are 
numerous, and vary in size 
from the smallest to the 
large double Pa'ony flower- 
ed. The new Shirley Pop- 
pies are especially delicate 
and beautiful. The colors 
range from purest white 
with yellow stamens through 
pinks of all shades to glow- 
irg scarlet. They are har- 
dy, and flower profusely for 
a long time. 
^ Poppy, Paeony-flower — 
Large flowers and very double. Pkt. 5c. 
Poppy, The Shirley, New— Very fine. Pkt. loc 



The Pansy is among- our flower seeds what onion 
seed is among vegetables — our special hobby. We 
grow some of the finest Pansies to be found anywhere, 
both for the plants and for the seed. There is nothing 
finer than our Butterfly and Superb Mixed. They con- 
tain some of the most celebrated Pansies grown. Young 
plants produce the largest flowers. 

The seed may be sown in the open ground or in a hot- 
bed. When sown in the spring sow as early as possible 

in order that the plants may come into bloom before the 

dry, hot weather. The soil should be rich, cool and 

moist, as coolness and moisture are requisite for their 

best growth. Seed sown in September will make early 

plants for the following spring. 

Mammoth Butterfly — Mixed. Pkt. 15c. 

Superb Mixed — [n which the dark, rich colors'pre- 

dominate. Pkt. 15c. 
Plants — Per dozen, $1.00, by mail, prepaid. 

For a brilliant and con- 
stant display the Phlox 
Drummondii is not surpass- 
ed by any of our Annuals. 
The blossoms range from 
pure white to the deepest 
purple. For masses of sep- 
arate colors and for cutting 
for bouquets they are unsur- 
passed. The seed may be 
sown in the open ground in 
May, or the plants may be 
started in the hot-bed and 
transplanted about a foot 
apart. Give good rich soil 
and no flower will give more 
satisfactory returns for the 


Phlox Drummondii — All varieties mixed. Pkt. loc. 
Phlox Drummondii Grandiflora Splendens— 

Larger flowers than the old sort ; choice mixed. 
Pkt. IOC. 



The Portulaca is a hardly creeping annual, and makes 
the most dazzling display of brilliant colors of all he 
garden favorites. They are in bloom from July until 

killed by frost. Each plant covers a space about a 
foot in diameter, with flowers of almost every color 
imaginable. It delights in a warm sun and sandy soil. 
When everything else is perishing for lack of moisture, 
the Portulaca will give its largest flowers and brightest 
colors. Sow seed in the open ground early, or under 

Portulaca — Fine mixed. Pkt 5c. 


A hardy annual that has 
long been a general favorite, 
and of late years they have 
been grown in such perfection 
that they are considered in- 
dispensable where a fine dis 
play is wanted. The seed 
may be sown in the open 
ground, but to have them 
bloom early start in a hot-bed. 
Transplant in June to the 
open ground. A little shade 
from the hottest sun, and 
water in the evening, will adc 
much to the size, beauty ano 
durability of the flowers. Set 
a foot apart. Make the soil 
deep and rich. 


stock, Largest-flowering Dwarf — A plant of 
dwarf habit, with magnificent large spikes of very 
large double flowers. All colors mixed. Pkt. loc. 

SUr4FIlOU4El?.— (^fi? Helianthus) 



No plant is more generally cultivated or eageily 
sought after than the Verbena. Sow the seed under 
glass early in the spring and transplant after three or 
four inches of growth. Good, healthy plants can be 
produced from seed that will cover a space four feet in 
diameter, flower in July and continue strong and healthy 
until destroyed by frost. 

Verbena Hybrida— Choice seed ; mixed. Pkt. 20c. 

Your seeds have always proved so good, and just what 
they were recommended to be, that I can always 
recommend them in the highest terms, and want no 
others. E. K. CONVERSE. 

Carson City, Mich. 


A very showy half hardy 
annual of easy cultivation. 
It is in flower all summer. 
The double Zinnias usually 
grow about two feet in 
height, giving flowers quite 
as double as the Dahlia. The 
Zinnia makes an excellent 
border or summer hedge 
plant, and for this purpose 
set plants 12 to 15 inches 
apart, so as to make a con- 
tinuous row or border. The 
seeds grow easily, and young 
plants can be moved as safe- 
ly as cabbage plants. 

Zinnia, Choicest Double — Best colors mixed. Pkt. 


Zinnia, Pompon — A beautiful new strain of this 
popular flower. Colors exceedingly bright and 
showy. Flowers about half the size of the ordinary 
Zinnias, and very distinct and beautiful. Mixed 
colors. Pkt. IOC. 

Chrysanthemum Plants. 

OstPieti Plume Chpysanthemums. 

These beautiful Chrysanthemums are the finest 
variety yet introduced. The flowers are large, perfect 
shape, and belong to incurved Japanese order. Their 
downy appearance produces a fluffy effect, similar to an 
ostrich feather. 

White Ostrich Plume — Mrs. Alpheus Hardy. 

Plants, each, 20c. ; 3 for 50c. 
Pink Ostrich Plume (Louis Boehmer) — Plants, each, 

20c. ; 3 for 50c. 


Plants, each, 20c.; 3 for 50c. 

Avalanche — Flowers very large, full and double. 
Pure white. Very fine. 

Golden Plume— Bright golden-yellow; petals long 
and drooping. 

Duchesse— Red, tipped with gold. 

Lilian B. Bird — A beautiful shade of pink ; petals 
tubular and of varying lengths. 


Yucca is a tall, erect plant, with long, narrow, sharp- 
pointed leaves, with a tropical aspect. It sends up a 
strong flower stem, bearing a large spike of whitish 
flowers. It is nearly hardy, and with some protection 
will endure the winter in most parts of the country. 

Yucca Filamentosa — Strong one-year-old roots, 30c. 



A perennial that blooms the 
first year from seed. Produces 
a pretty brush like flower dur- 
ing the summer, and is fine in 
bouquets. Sown in August it 
will produce plants for winter 
blooming. Mixed varieties. 
Pkt. 5C. 



The most beautiful of all 
the Dianthus family. No 
flower can surpass it in the 
delicacy of marking or deli- 
cious fragrance. It has al- 
CARNATION. ways been the most es- 

teemed of the florists' collection. Flowers large and 
beautiful. Seed may be sown under glass in the Spring, 
or in the open ground and the second Summer they will 
flower. Some will prove single, othtr; semi-double, 
and these can be pulled up as soon as they show flower. 
Young plants are perfectly hardy, but when old they 
are injured in the winter. A succession of young plants 
should be procured, either from seeds or from layers 
every year. 

Carnation — Extra fine double mixed. Pkt. 20c. 

The Dahlia is the 
finest of all the Au- 
tumn flowers. When 
everything else is fad- 
ing this magnificent 
flower is in all its 
glory. They are of 
easy cultivation, and 
grow in almost any 
soil. New varieties 
can be readily pro- 
duced from the seed. 
Sow the seed in green- 
house or in pots in the 
house, and as soon as 
strong enough and dahlia. 
all danger of frost is past, plant out into the open 

ground one foot apart. These plants wiU make tubers 
large enough for putting out the following spring, and 
will blossom in the fall. As the Dahlia is a fall flower 
the bulbs may be planted out about the middle of May, 
or even later, covering the necls about three inches. 
If many shoots start, thin them out. After flowering 
and before hard frosts remove the tops, dry the bulbs a 
little, and put away in the cellar for another year. 
Dahlia — Choicest seed, double varieties, mixed. Pkt. 

BULBS, 25c. each, $2.00 per doz. 

The following are tall growing, and have large, 
showy blossoms : 

Ada Tiffin — Light peach, tinged with rose. 
Fire Fly — Deep scarlet ; erect, with long stems. 
High Sheriff — Very dark ; nearly black. 
Lottie Eckford — White, striped with purple. 
Prince Bismarck — Large purple. Unsurpassed. 
Yellow Standard— Yellow. 


DOUBliE DfllSV. 

Charming little plants for edgirgs and borders. Not 
all will come double from the seed and the single ones 
should be pulled out. Give it a cool, partially shaded 
place. Sow seed very early. The flowers are abun- 
dant in early Spring, and may be made to flower later 
by the use of water. Plants can be removed safely 
even when in flower. The plants should be about six 
inches apart when set, so that when in perfection they 
will about cover the ground. 
Double Daisy, White— Constant. Pkt. 20c. 
Double Daisy — Best German seed, mixed colors. 






Biennial, a stately plant, 
nearly three feet in height, 
with racemes of thimble- 
shaped flowers often two 
feet in length. Hardy ; in 
the Autumn the p'ants may 
be divided and reset. 
Mixed varieties — Pkt. 5c. 

HOLlLitVHOCK— (^^'^^^'f)- 

A hardy perennial. In situations 
suitable for tall flowers there is 
nothing better than the Hollyhock, 
yet the improved varieties do not 
grow very tall, 4 or 5 feet being the 
average height. The flowers are as 
double as a rose, of many shades of 
color, from a deep yellow red and 
purple, to a pure white. Plant the 
seed in June in the open ground and 
in the Autumn transplant to a per- 
manent position. They should be 
protected during winter by straw or 

Hollyhock — Choice mixed. Pkt. loc. 



{Four o'clock). 

A perennial blooming the 
first season. Grows two feet 
high and makes a brilliant 
show. Blossoms open in the 

Mirabilis, (Marvel of Peru). 
Mixed colors. Pkt. 5c. 

Sweet William is one of the 
old favorites, with all lovers of 
flowers, that is coming again 
into popular favor. The plants 
are hardy, and can be increased 
by a division of roots ; but it is 
well to raise new plants from 
the seed every few years, to take 
the place of the old plants 
which become debilitated, and 
the flowers decrease in size. 

Sweet William, Perfection — 

Mixed. 5c. 

The Clematis is 
one of the finest 
climbers and is uni- 
versally a d m i I e d. 
Some of the varieties 
are remarkable for 
their beauty, among 
which the Jackmanni 
is preeminent. It has 
proved itself to be 
the most showy of 
all the hardy clim- 
bers. The flowers 
are large, intense vio- 
let purple, from four 
to six inches in dia- 
meter and so abun- 
dant that it seems 
one solid mass of blossoms. 
Clematis— Jackmanni plants, 50c. each. 
•' European Sweet — Plants, 25c 


A delicate little 
climber that flowers 
freely. Will grow to 
a height of 20 feet. 
The seed should be 
soaked in water be- 
fore sowing. 
Cypress Vine — 
Foliage beautiful. 
Mixed. Pkt. 5c. 


I sent to you for seeds, last spring, and they proved 
to be very fine seeds. I do not think there was a seed that 
did not grow. JOHN J. STRAIN. 

January 18, 1893. 

I was so well pleased with the seeds I got of you last 
spring, that I am going to send to you for my seeds 
next spring, and some o£ my neighbors are going to send 
with me. JODIE TRIMBLE. 

Duffan, Texas. 



COJiVOliVUlllJ S.~{Mormng Glory). 

A handsome 
showy climber of 
rapid growth and 
easy culture. The 
seeds germinate 
readily, and they 
can be grown al- 
most any time. It 
is a very hardy an- 
nual, and it will 
grow in almost any 
soil or situation. 
The flowers are 
most brilliant in 
the morning, and 
in that respect it is 
the opposite of the 
Moonflower. morning glory. 

Morning Glory {Convolvulus Major)— Mixed. Pkt. 5c. 


A tender annual 
climber with curiously 
shaped fruit in various 
colors. Do not plant 
the seed till all danger 
of frost is over, and 
select rich, mellow 
ground. The culture is 
the same as for melons 
and squashes. Being 
of rapid growth, they 
are useful for covering 
old fences, stumps or 

Gourd, Mock Orange-The well-known Mock Orange. 
Pkt. 5c. 

Nest Egg — A good substitute for a nest egg, not in- 
■ jured by heat or cold. Pkt. 5c. 

Siphon, or Dipper — Long, slim handles, useful for 
dippers. Pkt. 5c. 

[Ipomoea Bona IVox.) 


The Moonflower is a new climber and creating quite 
a sensation. It is one of the largest and finest of ail 
the climbers, growing with great rapidity and surpris- 
ing every one who plants them. The flowers are open 
about five o'clock in the afternoon and close before 
noon the following day. A single plant will often pro- 
duce each evening from thirty to one hundred flowers 
of striking novelty and beauty. 
Moonfluwer — Flowers large, white. Pkt. loc. 

PEflS, FliOWEI^iriG. 

A hardy annual climber, producing a profusion of 
various colored flowers, as fragrant as Mignonette. 
Peas should be sown four inches deep, and as early in 
the Spring as possible. Use plenty of seed, so that 
they will not be more than an inch apart. There is 
nothing finer than a screen of Sweet Peas. 

Blanche Ferry Pkt. 5c.; oz. 15c.; ^ lb. 30c. 

Lottie Eckford; Pkt. 5c.; oz. 15c.; X 'b. 30c. 

Queen of England ; pure white.. Pkt. loc. ; oz. 20c.; 

% lb. 50c. 

Mixed varieties, all colors Pkt. 5c.; oz. loc. 

X lb. 25c.; lb. $1.00. 


or Climbing Nasturtium. 

The Tropaeolum Majus is 
one of the prettiest and showi- 
est climbers; especially adapted 
to vases and baskets. Does not 
require a rich soil. 
Tropaeolum Majus — Mixed 

varieties. Pkt. 5c. 

A popular well known climber 
with dark green, glossy leaves, much 
used with cut flowers. A fine window 
plant. Plants, 15c. each. 



II^"The prices at which these tools are offered are NET CASH, and no discount can be allowed on tkeni as they 
are already largely discounted from the regular list prices. 

To those wishing to purchase Planet Jr. tools, a Descriptive Illustrated Catalogue of 40 pages, 
published by the manufacturers, will be sent free on application. The catalogue is fully illustrated, showing the 
different combinations of the tools, and the manner of using them, and giving much information valuable to 

During the past twenty years 
I have used nearly all the 
different seed drills in use, and 
I have no hesitation in saying, 
that the Planet Jr. Seed Drill 
is the best seed sower I have 
ever used. It sows all kinds 
of seeds, from the smallest to 
the largest, and will sow a 
spoonful of seed with the same 
exactness as a larger quantity. 
In this respect it has a great 
superiority over other drills. ^, 
Most of the drills that use an The Planet Jr." combined Drill, Wheel Hoe, Cultivator and Plow. Price $9.50. 

agitator in the seed box will pack such seeds as Carrot, Beet, etc., and consequently will not sow them with 
regularity; but in the Planet Jr. Drill, the seed cannot pack, but will always be sown with the same regularity, 
whether the quantity in the seed drum is large or small. 

The combined drill is not only the best seed drill now in 
use, but is also one of the best hand cultivators. The change 
from a seed drill to a cultivator can be made in a few moments, 
by unscrewing two nuts and putting the cultivator teeth in 
place of the roller and marker. For a full description and 
explanation, and how to use it both as Seed Drill and as a 
Hand Cultivator and Hoe, see the Manufacturers' Illus- 
trated Catalogue. 

The No. 2 Seed Drill is similar to the Combined Drill, 
except that there is no cultivating attachment. The seed 
drum is larger, holding two quarts instead of one. It is a 
perfect Seed Sower in every respect and will give perfect 
satisfaction. It has no cams, levers, brushes or springs to 
get out of order, but is always ready for use. Having used it 
on my farm I can recommend it after thorough trial as a first- 
class drill. 

Planet Jr." No. 2 Seed Drill. Price : 

The Double Wheel Hoe is made to 
cultivate on both sides of the row at one 
passage, for which purpose the wheels 
can be set ten inches apart, or they can 
be set to four inches apart and used 
between the rows the same as the single 
wheel hoe. It is capable of cultivating 
rows from six inches apart up to eighteen 
inches. It is provided with two plows, 
which are exchangeable, and may be used 
to throw the dirt either to or from the 
row. All the teeth are steel, tempered 
and highly polished. 

The "Planet Jr." Double Wheel Hoe, Cultivator and Plow. Price $6.50. 
Planet Jr. Double Wheel Hoe — Plain. {No attachments) with weeders only ■$4.00. 

This tool combines lightness and 
strength, with the greatest adjust- 
ability and variety of work. It can 
be used to plow the garden and 
cultivate the growing crops. It is 
light, strong and durable, and will 
give great satisfaction for so cheap 
a tool. It is now made with two 
handles instead of one, as shown in 
the cut. We use this cultivator on 
our farm in preference to all others. 

Fire Fly Wheel Hoe — Plain, 
with weeders only $3 50. (For 
illustration see outside of cover.) 

The " Fire Fly " Single Wheel Hoe, Cultivator and Plow. Price $4.50. 



Planet Jr. Caltivatop and Horse Hoe. 

This cultivator is unsurpassed by any now in use, in the 
variety of work it will perform. It is made entirely of steel 
and iron, except the handles, and has an expanding frame 
which can be closed to five inches or opened to twenty-four. 
The standards are of hollow steel, and being round in front 
and polished, it does not clog like other cultivators. By 
the use of dffferent teeth it can be used as a plain Cultivator, 
or as a Horse Hoe, to draw dirt from the small plants or 
to hill them up later in the season. It is also a first-class 
potato planter, marking and furrowing the rows, covering 
the potatoes and rolling them down, and cultivating and 
hilling them as they 
increase in growth. 
It is equally good 
in the cultivation of 
corn. By the use 
of this implement, 
hand hoeing may 
be almost wholly 
dispensed with. 
The saving of labor 
in a single year will 
more than pay the 
cost of the tool. 

The " Planet Jr." Cultivator and Horse Hoe. Price $6.50. 

{See Manufacturers' Illustrated Catalogue for fuller description.') 

Extra Cultivator Steels, per set of five. 
i\ inches 55 cents. 

2i " 63 " 

3 " 75 " 

4 " $1.00 

In the "New Pattern" the frame can be expanded or con- 
tracted by simply moving the lever between the handles. We 
find it a great improvement. 

The " Planet Jr." Cultivator and Horse Hoe. 
(New Pattern, 2090.) Price S7-oo. 

Cambpidge Iiaxxin MouiePs. 

See illustration on outside of cover. 

This Lawn Mower is the simplest and lightest running Mower of which we have any knowledge, and is also 
the only practical self-sharpening Mower on the market. The bottom knife is made concave in shape, which 
always retains its original cutting edge, and in coming in contact with the revolving blades is constantly producing 
a good cutting edge on them at all times while in use. 

The adjustments a'e extremely simple, and nothing but first-class material is used in its construction. 
They cannot fail to give satisfaction to all who want a good, light running mower. The children can ruQ it 
while the father sits in the shade and takes a rest. 

Prices; 12-in cut, - I4.75. 

14" 5.00. 

16 " 5.25- 

They will be shipped at these prices either by Express or as Freight. Thev are strongly boxed and can go 
safely as Freight when desired, though we are responsible for their safe delivery only when sent by Express . 

Hazeltine's Hand Weedep and Sepapep. 

A very useful and handy tool for weeding around small plants. The 
shape is such that it can be used on all sides of the plants without 
disturbing them. We have found it just the thing for weeding or hoeing 
celery the first time. It is just right for cleaning the ground between 
the plants. 


are second to none for lightness of draught, durability and thoroughness of work. 


Liang's CUeeder. 

This Hand Weeder is the best in the market and is becoming 
very jwpular with gardeners. It is so formed as to give the easiest 
possible position to the hand and wrist, and allowing free use of the 
fingers without laying the weeder down. The illustration shows the 
manner of using it. It is the most practical common sense weeder 
ever introduced. It will save a vast amount of work in weeding 
onions and other crops. 

Lang's Weeder. Price 25 cents. Add 5c. extra if sent by mail. 







Floral Weedep. 

This implement is a very useful article in flower and vegetable gardening. It is 
the best tool I have ever used for loosening the soil around small plants. 

Floral Hand Weeder. Price 20 cents. Add sc. extra if sent by mail. 

Weaver's Dibble. 

This Dibble is a convenient tool for setting all kinds of plants. It is made of iron and 
thoroughly finished. Gardeners should give it a trial. 

Price 35 cents. If by mail, add loc. for postage. 

'Planet Jp." Hill Dropping Garden Drill. 

Price, each, $9 50. 

This Drill is something new, and is coming rapidly into use. 

Ho. 15. Pruning Sauis, Metal Braced Ha^^dles. 

i8-in, blade, each 70 cents. 20-in blade, each 75 cents. 

We would especially recommend this saw as extra strong and good; and is ground extra thin back. 




Water's Tree Pruner. 


UJatep's Tree Ppuneir. 

Standing on the ground the operator can cut from a distance of arm's length, to a 
height of 18 feet, according to the length of pole, all kinds of timber, from the 
smallest twig to a branch of i-inch in diameter. 

Pviee Iiist. 

' 4 feet, each 65 cents 

6 " " 70 " 

8 " " 80 " 

10 " " 80 " 

12 " " go " 

Extra Blades, 15 cents each. 

Pocket Ppuning I^nives. 

No 90. Pocket Pruning Knife. Fully warranted. Price, each 50 cents. 

No. 93. Pocket Pruning Knife. Fully warranted. Price, each 65 cents. 

Genuine FPeneh Ppaning Sheairs. 

A few of these shears have been introduced into this country, and they have 
met with great favor among vineyardists. They are of fine quality and do not tire 
the hand. Size 9 inches. Price, per pair, I1.50. 

flo. 20. Pruning Sams. 

i6-in. blade, 60 cents each ; i8-in. blade, 65 cents each ; 2o-in. blade, 75 cents each. 



The Books named below are the best there is upon the subjects on which they treat. 
Any one of them will be sent by mail postpaid on receipt of the price, or will be given 
away as Premiums for orders for my seeds. For terms see the 2nd page of this cover. 


Henderson's Gardening for Profit $2.00 

" " for Pleasure 2.00 

Asparagus Culture 50 

Brill's Cauliflowers and How to Grow Them. . . .20 

Cabbages and How to Grow Them 30 

Gregory on Squashes 3° 

Mushrooms and How to Grow Them 1.50 

Onions and How to Grow Them 20 

Ten Acres Enough. ... i.oo 

Our Farm of Four Acres . > . 30 

Roe's Play and Profit in my Garden 1.50 

Success in Market Gardening, by W. W. Raw- 
son, one of the most successful market gar- 
deners of New England i.oo 


Barry's Fruit Garden, New and Revised Edition. 2.00 

Henderson's Practical Floriculture. . 1.50 

Every Woman Her Own Flower Gardener i.oo 

Fuller's Strawberry Culturist 25 

Fuller's Small Fruit Culturist. New Edition ... 1.50 
Fulton's Peach Culture. New and Revised Edi- 
tion I 50 

Hussman's American Grape Growing and Wine 

Making 1.50 

Meech's Quince Culture i.oo 

Parsons on the Rose. New and Revised Edition, i.oo 

Roe's Success with Small Fruits 2.50 

Webb's Cape Cod Cranberries. Paper 50 

A ttfiv Atlas entitled: "Sensible Low Cost 
Houses," how to build them. This contains plans, 
illustrations and complete descriptions of 56 New, 
Beautiful and Cheap Country Houses, costing from 
i?8oo to $7,500. Shows how you can build a $2,000 
house for $1,750, and how to make them handsome, 
convenient, cool and airy in summer; warm and cheaply 
heated in winter. If you intend to build a house you 
want this book. Prffce $1.00 by mail, or given free for 
an order of $5 00 or more. 


Farm Appliances $1.00 

Farm Conveniences 1.50 

Harris' Talks on Manures. New and Revised 

Edition 1.75 

Henderson & Crozier's How the Farm Pays. ... 2.50 

Johnson's How Crops Grow 2.00 

Seal's Grasses of North America 2 50 



Broom Corn and Brooms 

Hop Culture. New Edition 

Tobacco Culture. By Fourteen Experienced 

Cultivators 25 

Silos, Ensilage and Silage 50 

Stoddard's An Egg Farm. Revised and En- 
larged 50 

PrQfits in Poultry and their Profitable Manage- 
ment. Most complete work extant 1.00 

Treat's Injurious Insects of the Farm and 

Garden 2.00 

Waring's Draining for Profit and Health 1.50 

Household Conveniences 1.50 

Our Homes : How to Beautify Them r.oo 

Homes for Home Builders 1.50 

Woodward's Suburban and Country Houses. . . . i 00 

Barn Plans and Out-Buildings 1.50 

Everybody's Paint Book. Gives full directions 
for mixing and applying paints; also tells all 
about varnishing, staining, paper hanging, 
how to renovate furniture, etc i.oo 

Enterprize Meat Chopper No. 5. — Chops i lb. 
per m'.nute. Especially intended for family use. Does 
not tear the meat, but cuts it. Chops sausage meat, 
mince meat, hash, suet, clams, codfish, salads, cocoa- 
nut, etc. Most popular chopper ever made. Price 
$2.00 by mail, or given free for an order of $15.00 or 


Weaver's Dibble.